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Ginger Lentils With Carrots and Fresh Herbs

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.46

$0.46 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:67%

Spoonacular Score: 67%

 

This recipe makes 6 servings with 160 calories, 9g of protein, and 3g of fat each. For 46 cents per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 2 would say it hit the spot. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian diet. Head to the store and pick up juice of lemon, carrot, sea salt, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 70%. This score is good. Try Black Lentils With Fresh Herbs, Lentils With Ginger, Golden Beets, And Herbs, and Pineapple, Honeydew, and Mango with Ginger and Fresh Herbs for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5
0.5  avocado
avocado
1 large
1 large carrot
carrot
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
cumin seeds
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
fresh ginger
0.25 leaf
0.25 leaf fresh mint leaves
fresh mint leaves
1
1  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
1 cup
1 cup lentils
lentils
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp raw honey
raw honey
18 Tbsps
18 Tbsps sea salt
sea salt
0.5  avocado
0.5
avocado
1 large carrot
1 large
carrot
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp
cumin seeds
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
1 Tbsp
fresh ginger
0.25 leaf fresh mint leaves
0.25 leaf
fresh mint leaves
1  lemon (juice)
1
lemon (juice)
1 cup lentils
1 cup
lentils
1 Tbsp raw honey
1 Tbsp
raw honey
18 Tbsps sea salt
18 Tbsps
sea salt


Instructions

  1. Peal and slice the carrot. Sautee the carrot slices with the cumin
  2. Seeds for 15 minutes. Remove from fire and let cool. Meanwhile, peal
  3. And grate the ginger, mix it with the juice of 1 lemon, raw honey,
  4. Fresh mint and salt. Taste it and adjust it to taste. Mix the carrots,
  5. Lentils, a cabed avocado and dressing and enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.46
Ingredient
½ avocado
1 large carrot
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
1 lemon (juice)
1 cup lentils
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon sea salt
Price
$0.75
$0.13
$0.78
$0.04
$0.20
$0.55
$0.26
$0.08
$2.78

Tips

Health Tips

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

Price Tips

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
161 Calories
8g Protein
3g Total Fat
25g Carbs
21% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
161
8%

Fat
3g
5%

  Saturated Fat
0.43g
3%

Carbohydrates
25g
9%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
1176mg
51%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
8g
18%

Fiber
11g
45%

Folate
170µg
43%

Vitamin A
2055IU
41%

Manganese
0.51mg
25%

Vitamin B1
0.31mg
20%

Iron
3mg
18%

Phosphorus
163mg
16%

Potassium
455mg
13%

Magnesium
49mg
12%

Vitamin B6
0.24mg
12%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Copper
0.22mg
11%

Vitamin B5
0.96mg
10%

Vitamin C
5mg
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
7%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.1mg
6%

Vitamin E
0.63mg
4%

Selenium
2µg
4%

Calcium
34mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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