If you need a quick weeknight meal that's satisfying and flavorful, then these almond curry lentils are for you. You don't have to be an expert in the kitchen to pull together this delicious meal that has nutrient-packed lentils at the center. Mix in a little almond butter and you have a dinner filled with protein and flavor! Simple and tasty––what more could you need? These curried lentils are creamy, filling, and rich while being short on cook time.

Almond Curry Lentils [Vegan]

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  • 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 1 cup water or veggie broth
  • 1 tablespoon water or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 med onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the cup of water or broth to a boil and add the lentils. Turn heat down to low, cover, and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Check for doneness and then drain off any excess liquid.
  2. While lentils are cooking, warm the tablespoon of water over medium heat and add the onions. Cook 10 minutes, or until translucent, adding a tablespoon of water at a time as the water evaporates. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more.
  3. Add the almond butter and water and stir until well combined. Add the spices and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until lentils are done.
  4. Add the drained lentils to the skillet with the sauce and mix well. Warm 1-2 minutes more. Top with sliced almonds and vegan sour cream, if desired.

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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1016 | Total Carbs: 87 g | Total Fat: 64 g | Total Protein: 44 g | Total Sodium: 322 g | Total Sugar: 16 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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