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Lentil with Baked Eggs in Ramekin

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This week Healthy Helpings TV's host Michelle Koen has a hearty dish that packs a protein wallop! A most unusual recipe, this calls for lentils and eggs. Here's a little secret... you can leave out the eggs to use this lentil dish as the basis for a number of other dishes as well!
  Lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs) (brown or green)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Garlic clove 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium, thinly sliced
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 4 Medium
  Cilantro/Parsely 1 Bunch (100 gm), finely chopped (or as required)

1) Preheat the oven to 350ºF

2) In a saucepan with water, add the lentils and bring to a boil.
3) Then allow to simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly soft.
4) Meanwhile, in a non-stick skillet or frying pan lighly brushed with olive oil, saute the onion and garlic until softened.
5) Add the bell pepper and saute until softened. Set aside until the lentils are ready.
6) In a small bowl, whisk the extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and seasonings to taste.
7) When the lentils are cooked, stir in the olive oil mixture along with the sauteed onion and peppers.
8) Divide the lentil mixture amongst 4 ramekins. Make depression in the center of each and crack an egg into each depression.
9) Cover ramekins with a foil and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the egg whites are just set.

10) Sprinkle the baked eggs with chopped cilantro or parsley and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Explore the world of vegetable protein with this simple recipe, Lentil baked in Ramekin. Lentils are good source of protein and fiber. For those who want to switch over to vegetable proteins for health reasons, this dish is an obvious choice, it nourishes one with all the proteins required minus unhealthy fats what is found in meat. This dish is also recommended for a quick breakfast.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 317 Calories from Fat 98

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.5%

Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 186.1 mg62%

Sodium 78.9 mg3.3%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12.1%

Dietary Fiber 16.6 g66.3%

Sugars 4.4 g

Protein 19 g38.5%

Vitamin A 48.3% Vitamin C 55.2%

Calcium 8.2% Iron 28.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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