Pasta with Lentils and Kale
Pasta with Lentils and Kale
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    This dish has been one of my family's favorites for years; the secret to its enduring popularity is the caramelized onions. I cook them long and slow until they are meltingly tender and deep golden brown. Their rich sweetness rounds out the earthy flavor of the lentils and kale.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup French (small) green lentils
    • 2 cups water
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped (2 cups)
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3/4 pound kale (preferably Tuscan; sometimes labeled "lacinato")
    • 3/4 pound dried short pasta
    • Accompaniments: toasted bread-crumb topping and/or grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 254 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 32.46%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 14.78%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 476 mg 19.85%
    • Calcium: 145 mg 14.49%
    • Potassium: 95 mg 2.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 11.86%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 15.18%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 262.44%
    • Vitamin C 172.51%
    • 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 - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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