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Best Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners – Easy peasy weeknight meals for the entire family all made in 30 min or less.

ONE POT CREAMY COCONUT MILK LENTILS I love cooking with lentils because you c…

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I love cooking with lentils because you could throw basically any vegetables/spices into the pot with them, and there’s a 98% chance they’ll turn out well 🤩 I made a pot of veggie lentils yesterday without an actual recipe, and they were so creamy and flavorful ✨ Recipe makes about 8-10 servings – perfect for family dinner or meal prep for the week!

1 tomato
Olive oil
4-5 stalks celery
2 large peeled carrots
1/2 white onion
3 cloves garlic
1 jalapeño (optional)
2 cups lentils (I used green)
1 16 oz can coconut milk
Few sprigs of parsley for garnish

1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ginger powder
3-4 bay leaves

Yogurt Dressing (optional)
2 tbsp Greek yogurt
Juice from 1/2 large lemon

1️⃣ Finely chop all veggies, heat olive oil in a pot, and add celery, carrots, onion, garlic, and jalapeño to it
2️⃣ Add cumin, chili powder, and ginger powder to veggies and fry for 5-7 minutes or until they are golden
3️⃣ Add tomatoes to pot and cook for 1-2 more mins
4️⃣ Rinse lentils and add them into pot with the amount of water listed on the package (My ratio was 1.5 cups of water:1 cup lentils)
5️⃣ Add bay leaves and cook lentils on medium heat for 15-20 mins or until they are practically cooked (they should be soft when done cooking)
6️⃣ When they are almost completely cooked, add 1 can of coconut milk and stir. Season well with salt and pepper, and cook for 2-3 more mins.
7️⃣ Serve with rice and top with parsley for dramatic effect! (Drizzle with yogurt sauce if you’re feeling extra fancy: combine greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt+pepper)