Lentils With Onions and Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a wonderful, easy to prepare lentil dish that I received from a friend. She had attended a potluck where she sampled this Kenyan dish that her co-worker prepared from her home country. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put lentils, bouillon cube, and water into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and allow to simmer until lentils are soft and most of the water is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate saute pan, add oil and onions and saute until onions are soft and browned.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, garlic powder, and rosemary. Let cook over medium heat until tomatoes are cooked down a bit, about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Combine lentils and onion mixture, stirring well.
  5. Adjust temperature to low. Pour in whipping cream, stirring gently.
  6. Allow to heat through on low for an additional 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Most Helpful

Yummy, My only change was to use fat free evaporated milk to lose the sat fat. It still tasted marvelous and made a great lunch today.:D

Annacia May 21, 2013

This will be my take-a-long dinner at work tonight. I just had to try it before packing some up in my lunch bag. Delicious! I made this using fresh rosemary rather than dried and I only had half and half cream so subbed that for the whipping cream. I also used canned tomatoes because I can't stand the hockey pucks they try to fob off on us in the winter.

Dreamer in Ontario February 04, 2013

DH and I had this very easy to make lentil dish for lunch today. It was really tasty and we enjoyed it. I used green lentils and was a little shy of the 1/4 cup of cream. The texture of my lentils was not as moist as the photo posted, which is how we prefer it. I thought the texture was just right. Thanks so much for this nice recipe!

Dr. Jenny August 24, 2012