Mexican (Inspired) Lentils

Mexican (Inspired) Lentils


  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup onion, chopped finely
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 cup red lentils (or whatever you’ve got)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 cup water
  • chopped cilantro, to garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, sauté onion for about a minute. Add garlic and jalapeno, and cook for another minute or so.
  2. Add the lentils and stir to coat.
  3. Add the water, stir, and simmer lentils until tender. Most of the water should be absorbed.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Makes two (spicy!) portions.

mexican lentils


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