by Sharon Liao
Just like beans, lentils are good for the heart. Eating them regularly can lower your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, levels. But you don’t need to spend a lot of time making them. With this simple recipe, you can whip up a delicious meal in minutes. You can also swap in black or pinto beans.
Spiced Lentils with Yogurt, Almonds and Mint
(Makes 1 serving)
1 cup canned lentils, drained and rinsed
½ can diced tomatoes with green chiles, with juice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped, roasted, salted almonds
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1. In a large mug, combine the lentils, tomatoes, cumin, ginger and hot sauce. Microwave on high for 1½–2½ minutes, or until hot.
2. Top with the yogurt, almonds and mint. Serve with a whole wheat pita, naan or tortilla.
Courtesy of 250 Best Meals in a Mug by Camilla V. Saulsbury © 2014 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold. Image: Colin Erricson.