Lentils Two Ways- Vegan - Creamy Lentils With Curry Cream With Side Mango Salad - Lentil Tortilla Soup

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Creamy lentils over rice, nutty curry cream sauce, with a side of green mango and cucumber salad


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I have found that lentils are one of the handiest things to have in the pantry especially for someone like me who doesn't have a refrigerator to keep a lot of fresh foods. I have found so many things to do with them and so many ways to flavor them, but I am in Mexico with limited items available and limit budget at the moment , so lentils have really done their job feeding us.

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I had some small green mangoes that we managed to pick from a tree on the street, over a week ago and I've been keeping them on the ledge outside. Today I used them for a mango salad. They were not ripe but they were slightly orange so it was perfect for a mango salad. If you use a mango that is too ripe it will be difficult to slice thinly or dice and hold their shape. I had half a cucumber left and put that together. It was perfect as a side to the lentils and rice which I made spicy.

Mango salad


1 cup sliced cucumber
1/4 cup onion finely diced
1teaspoon agave nectar
juice of 1/2 lime
1teaspoon salt

Creamy lentils


2 cups cooked lentils
1 onion diced
1 carrot diced
1 stalk celery diced
2cloves garlic minced
2 small tomatoes

Saute all ingredients add tomatoes and lentils cook than puree. Reheat and serve over rice. Add cream sauce

Nutty cream sauce

1/2 cup soaked almonds
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
pinch cumin
pinch turmeric
pinch chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 cup water or plant milk

Blend until smooth

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Lentil Tortilla Soup

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Being In Mexico for so long, makes me want to do Mexican style food. I can't help but use the ingredients that are so easy to get. I had tortillas left over so I thought what better way to use them then in a soup.

2 cups cooked lentils
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water
4 Roma tomatoes
fresh cilantro
juice of one lime
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 jalapeno pepper

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Saute onions and garlic, add lentils. Put tomatoes lime juice, jalapeno, salt, and cilantro in a blender and puree. Add to the pot.

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Those both look hearty and healthy, wish I could try them.

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Thank you very much. Lentils are great to work with.

Wowzers, curry cream sauce is all I need to hear! These look amazing, and the lentil dish drool! And I have found another Vegan account to follow too, fantastic, its going to be a great day!

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Wonderful thank you. Nice to meet you. Followed you back.

Hello friend how are you, you see that you solve very well in the kitchen, I want to taste that mango salad, the lentils that gives us a lot of proteins can be done in many ways, I have tried lentil croquettes, I live in venezuela and you know learned to solve what is there, because here the food that is obtained is expensive, and there are many shortages, then I did not know, but little by little I am learning to solve.

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I want to go to Venezuela. You are lucky to live there!

Ohh my goodness Carolyn, I love both recipes!! Simple food can be so tasty, right? I'll definitely make both of them :D I love lentils, too, I always keep some in the kitchen. I resteemed your post, too, to be able to find it later.

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