I didn't make the Italian toasted cheese bread the recipe mentions this should be served over. I think this would make the whole meal more filling.
Pros: Easy and Quick Recipe to make. A little chopping but not too bad
Cons: This recipe flavor I give an average rating. I wasn't crazy about it overall but it was OK. I think it needs a good hearty salad and a nice dessert and wine to make it a complete meal.
Serve with Toasted Cheese Topped Italian Bread
Heat 1 Tbsp Olive Oli in a 4 qt saucepan over medium-low heat.
Add 1 1/2 cups each diced onion, diced red pepper, 2 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp dried thyme
Cover and cook 8 minutes or until soft, but not browned.
Add 4 cups water, 1 cup rinsed sorted lentils, 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper
Stir in a 28oz can crushed tomatoes. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes to blend flavors.
Serve 4 Per serving: 269 calories
16 g protein
9 g fiber
5 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
0 mg cholesterol
916 mg sodium