Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricots

  • Preparation time:
  • 10 min
  • Plus time:
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes, Standing time: 5 minutes
  • Makes:
  • 3 adult servings and 1 cup baby food

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Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricots
This Moroccan- inspired stew gets a touch of sweetness from dried apricots.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 medium sweet potato , peeled and cut into 1/2-in. cubes (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions

  • Heat oil in a medium pot over medium. Add onion and fry for 6 to 8 min, stirring frequently, or until browned. Add cumin and cinnamon and sauté for 1 min or until spices are fragrant.
  • Add water, lentils, sweet potato and dried apricots. Bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 min or until sweet potato is tender and lentils have broken down completely

For baby food

For remaining portions

Originally published in the Today’s Parent May 2014 issue.

Nutrition for baby food (per Serving)

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 331
  • Protein
  • 16 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61 g
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • Fibre
  • 11 g
  • Sodium
  • 222 mg
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