Lentils, garlic and tomatoes

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

I make this as a side with grilled chicken, a main dish for my vegetarian.

Top Review by Anu_N

The beauty of this recipe is in its simplicity, accompanied by the fact that it tastes absolutely fantastic!!! The garlic compliments the tang of the tomatoes perfectly. I did have to add some more water because the lentils just sucked them up, but besides that all the amounts given in the recipe are perfect! I had this in one bowl over "tortilla" chips made from chappatis for a scrumptious and satisfying dinner. Diana, thank you so much for this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large 2 quart pot over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook until JUST turning golden.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook down to thick, around 8 minutes.
  4. Add lentils and 2 1/2 cups water.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.
  6. Simmer 30 minutes.
  7. Add the salt and lemon juice.
  8. Mix well.

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