Legumes (or beans as they are usually called) aren’t the most popular ingredient in most canadian homes. Despite being high in protein and fibre and low in fat- they often need a little help in the flavor department to be a great substitute for meat. This recipe is a great introduction to lentils since it is tasty and super easy. Also- as a bonus- lentils are easier to digest than larger beans (like chickpeas) so you can expect fewer “side effects” from enjoying this recipe even if you aren’t a bean aficionado.

This recipe is part of my Wholesale Wholesome recipes because all the ingredients were found at my local wholesale store (i.e. Costco).

Dahl Soup
Makes 4-6 servings
1 tbsp oil (olive or canola)
1 onion, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp of your favourite curry powder
juice of 1 lemon
1 can of lentils (~18oz)

1. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until they are browned, about 10min.
2. Add in the curry powder and toast for 1 min.
3. Add lemon juice and lentils.
4. Add enough water to cover the mixture as well as salt and pepper to taste.
5. Let simmer for 20 – 30 min, until the lentils are softened then enjoy!

Note: add touch of coconut milk to make this dish a bit more creamy. Also, you can blend it up if you are in the mood for a more smooth consistency.