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Chilean-Style Lentils

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Makes 1 qt. or 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.

This Healthy Living Chilean-Style Lentils recipe is a hearty and delicious dish made with chopped ham and hard-cooked eggs.

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  • Place lentils in medium saucepan. Add water and bouillon cube; stir. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 30 min. or just until lentils are tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat dressing in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add peppers and onions; cook and stir 6 min. or until vegetables are tender. Spoon into medium serving bowl; set aside.
  • Add lentils to vegetable mixture along with the ham and cilantro; mix lightly. Top with the eggs; sprinkle with cheese.

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Food Facts

Lentils, which come in a variety of colors including yellow, reddish orange, green, brown and black, contain 26% protein, which makes them second only to soy beans in their level of protein. And because of this protein content, they are an important part of the diet in many parts of the world.

Cooking Know-How

When cooking lentils, sort them first by spreading them onto a flat surface and discarding any that are damaged. Then, place the remaining lentils in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse well until the water comes out clear. The quantity of water or broth needed for cooking the rinsed lentils depends on the cooking method used as well as what other ingredients are added to the recipe.


  • Makes 1 qt. or 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Healthy Living

  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Nutrition Bonus

Help your friends and family eat right with this delicious dish. As a bonus the lentils are an excellent source of fiber, and the peppers are rich in vitamin C and contain vitamin A!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 1 qt. or 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.
Calories 160
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 420mg
Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fiber 8g
Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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