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Collards with Lentils, Tomatoes and Indian Spices

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Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Marketcollards with lentils, tomatoes, and indian spices

Serves 4
Garam masala (a blend of Indian spices) enriches these greens with a warm flavor that pairs well with tomatoes and lentils.

Ingredients
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 bunch collard greens, thick stems removed and leaves sliced into 1-inch-thick ribbons
1 cup red lentils

Method
Bring 1/2 cup water to a simmer in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes or until onion is translucent. Stir in garam masala and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and their juices with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in collards. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine lentils and 2 cups water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook about 8 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir lentils into skillet with collards and serve.

Nutrition
Per serving (about 15oz/427g-wt.): 210 calories (5 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 37g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 15g protein

 

 *Vegan, *Gluten-Free