Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricots

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Makes

3 servings plus 1 cup baby food

Red Lentils with Sweet Potato and Apricots

Photo: Maya Visnyei

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

Instructions

  • 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. Add ginger and salt and simmer for 2 min to blend flavours. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro.

To make it into baby food

Transfer 1 cup of mixture (minus ginger and salt) to a mini food processor, puree and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

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

Originally published in the May 2014 issue. Photo by Maya Visnyei.