Lentil Chili

Ok so I took a slight break with summer holidays, but I am back on track for my awesome food followers.

Lentils, what are Lentils? in short they are seeds that grow in a pod. I love finding new ingredients to try out. Of course I have heard of Lentils, but I never actually cooked with them before. Here’s a nice vegetarian twist on the classic chili. It’s delicious, healthy and is a modification from the original WW recipe. Each serving of 1.5 cups is 5 weight watcher points.

  • 1 1/2 tbls of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 1/2 cups of caned Lentils rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of frozen Corn
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 4.25 ounce can of chopped green chillies drained
  • 1 tsp ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp ground Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Cilantro
  1. Heat Oil in a large pot
  2. Add Onions and saute until golden brown (8 minutes).
  3. Add Tomatoes, broth, and lentils. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmered, covered for 20 minutes.
  5. Add Corn, Red Pepper, Chililes and spices. Return to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils and vegetables are tender (15 minutes).
  7. Stir in Cilantro and serve.
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