Kung Pao Lentils

Kung Pao Lentils
Kung Pao Lentils
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Spicy Kung Pao Lentils with a delicious kung pao sauce, veggies and cooked lentils. Easy 30 minute weeknight dinner. Gluten-free Vegan Recipe. Note: If you find lentils too earthy, double the sauce, or use other legumes like chickpeas.

    Ingredients

    • ½ cup dry brown lentils, washed and drained
    • 1.5 cups water
    • a generous pinch of salt
    • 2 to 3 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp dry sherry or rice wine
    • 1 tsp hoisin sauce (or use more soy sauce)
    • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
    • 2 to 3 tsp raw sugar (or use 1 to 2 Tbsp maple syrup or other sweetener)
    • a generous dash of lime zest (1/4 tsp)
    • 2 tsp cornstarch
    • 3 Tbsp water
    • 2 tsp grapeseed oil or other neutral oil
    • ½ cup chopped white or red onion
    • 4 dried red chilies like arbol or red chinese, broken into halfs (or use red pepper flakes to taste)
    • 3 Tbsp cashews or peanuts
    • 3 cloves of garlic minced
    • 1 inch knob of ginger minced
    • 1 red bell pepper chopped
    • 1 green bell pepper chopped
    • ¾ cup chopped celery
    • lemon juice and black pepper for garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 3
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 91 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 1.06%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.45%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1213 mg 50.55%
    • Calcium: 34 mg 3.41%
    • Potassium: 520 mg 14.86%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.07%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 16 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 20.03%
    • Sugar: 10 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 128.16%
    • Vitamin C 489.34%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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