Warm Spiced Lentils

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by stephanie

Try it with crusty bread and couscous. It is delicious.

Top Review by Mrs B

Very good, very easy. I was so intrigued by the unusual mix of ingredients that I had to try this straight away! Of course such a hasty decision meant that I didn't have all the right ingredients :-) to hand, so I made a couple of close substitutions which worked well (1 tbsp semi-dried tomatoes in oil for 2 of the tomatoes and two sticks of celery - which I added at stage 5 - instead of parsley). Even though I was making this as a main dish for two people I found I had enough lentils after adding 2/3 of them, so I'll cook less next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cover lentils by 2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until just tender, about 25 minutes. Drain well.
  3. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  4. Cook onion for 5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, 2/3 of tomatoes, cucumber, cumin, ginger, paprika and cayenne.
  6. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes.
  7. Add parsley and lentils, stir for 2 minutes.
  8. Season with lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Fold in remaining tomatoes and garnish with feta cheese.

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