Lentil Chili with Green Onions is a great easy weeknight dinner that’s both delicious and healthy.
Lentils are so good. They’re easy to cook and filled with protein. And, best of all they’re sooo tasty.
This meal is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It’s low-fat, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, grain-free, and filled with lots of tasty veggies.
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How to serve this dinner
Serve the chili with some nice crusty bread and a dinner salad and you’re ready to rock!
And, it’s a great way to
show off use some of that homemade chili powder that you made. I highly recommend you try that Homemade chili Powder!
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Lentil Chili with Green Onions
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 cups water or vegetable broth
- 1 cup dried brown or green lentils uncooked
- ½ cup crushed tomato
- ½ cup green onions chopped
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt less if your broth is salty
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until it caramelizes, about 20 minutes. Add garlic and continue to sauté for 30 seconds. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper, and cook for 30 seconds. Add water, lentils, and tomatoes. Increase the heat, and bring the stew to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in green onions. Add salt, and taste for seasonings. Serve hot and enjoy!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
This looks nice and hearty! I’ve never tried making my own chili powder, but that’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing another one of your great soups with Sunday Night Soup Night. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Two Healthy Kitchens
I love lentil soup and haven’t had it in much, much too long! This totally makes me want to whip up a batch this afternoon! My mom adores lentil soup, too, and this would be the perfect recipe to share with her- so hearty and delicious, but so healthy, too! I’m definitely pinning this one! 😀 ~Shelley
I’m always looking for new chili recipes and since I love lentils this is my next one.