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Moroccan Lentils

Moroccan lentils make a fantastic side dish, or main dish anytime of the year. Full of protein, they are easy to make, keep well in the fridge, and ‘stick to ya’ for a long time!

I love lentils. Love, love LOVE them.

They are a staple in our pantry.

Currently we have three types of lentils waiting to be used. Red, green, and the “other” grocery kind. I’m not sure what the ‘other’ kind are — they’re a greyish color, from the baggie in the bean section?? Anyone know??

This recipe is perfect to make on a Sunday afternoon, and have in the fridge for lunch during the week – put it in your baby mason jars, and you have a great source or protein & fiber! Who doesn’t love a meal prep with something you that will keep your fuller longer, but is packed with protein and fiber?! 

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Moroccan lentils make a great side dish with grilled chicken and a big salad. A healthy way to keep you going all day long. Years ago, a local Mediterranean restaurant offered lentils with their salmon and a bed of baby greens — this was my go to lunch or dinner! It was so yummy. I need to make that dish again, it was a real winner! 

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Moroccan Lentils

  • Author: Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle
  • Yield: 8 1x


Warmly spiced lentils with hearty vegetables for a satiating meal.


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 large-ish carrot, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • EVOO
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 TBS cumin
  • 1 TBS turmeric
  • salt & pepper, to taste (I probably used 1+ tsp of each? Remember, I hate measuring….)
  • 2 cups Lentils
  • 56 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk (I use the lighter version – it has more liquid)


  1. Saute your diced onions & carrots in a Dutch oven over medium high heat.
  2. Add your spices and garlic, saute about 2 minutes.
  3. Add your lentils and stir around a minute or two
  4. Pour in your water and bring to a boil. Once the party has come to a boil, turn your heat down to simmer until done.
  5. Finally, add your coconut milk and stir — You may need to add additional salt and pepper here, if you so choose!


  • Serving Size: 8
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This recipe is wonderful right out of the pot — or — chilled over baby greens — or — whirled in the food processor and used as a dip with naan or pita! <— if you turn the lentils into a hummus of sorts, add a drizzle of EVOO to make it more ‘dippable.’ 

What staple items do you have in your pantry??

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  1. I find lentil recipes to be really hit or miss. And since I don't cook with lentils often, it is impossible for me to tell a good recipe from a bad one. But this recipe was delicious! Absolutely amazing and so healthy 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing such a good lentil recipe. And please post more! I trust that you know what you're doing with lentils!!!

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