Creamy Tomato Lentil Bowl
Looking for a versatile, nutritious, and ultimately delicious dinner? Look no further than this Creamy Tomato Lentil Bowl! It’s the perfect solution for those busy weeknight dinners – simple, satisfying and nutrient-dense. Lentils provide a good dose of plant-based protein while the tomatoes add a tangy flavour. This recipe strikes a perfect balance between keeping calories in check and offering a heartening meal. Its deliciousness compels you to indulge in this wholesome one-bowl meal!
1) 1 cup red lentils
2) 4 medium-sized tomatoes
3) 3 tablespoons olive oil
4) 3 cloves of garlic
5) Salt to taste
6) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
7) 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
8) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1) Rinse the lentils under cold running water until the water runs clear. Soak them for 15 minutes.
2) Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and sauté until it turns golden brown.
3) Now add chopped tomatoes to the pan. Cook until they are soft and can be mashed easily.
4) Once tomatoes are cooked properly add turmeric powder, cumin powder, black pepper, and salt. Stir well.
5) Now add soaked lentils and 2 cups of water. Cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender.
6) Turn off the heat and using a hand blender, blend the mixture until it gets a creamy texture.
7) Your creamy tomato lentil bowl is ready to be served. Drizzle remaining olive oil on top. You can also garnish it with a pinch of cumin powder if you like. Enjoy this divine, nutritious one-bowl meal while being mindful of your calorie intake.
Note: This recipe makes 2 servings and each serving contains approximately 350 calories.