Collards with Lentils, Tomatoes, and Indian Spices

Serves: 4

Ingredients:


1 medium onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons garam masala

1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

1 bunch collard greens, thick stems removed and leaves sliced into 1-inch-thick ribbons

1 cup red lentils


Preparation:

Bring 1/2 cup water to a simmer in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes or until onion is translucent. Stir in garam masala and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and their juices with 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in collards. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine lentils and 2 cups water in a medium pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook about 8 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir lentils into skillet with collards and serve.


Popular vegetable substitutions include: Collard Greens or Collard Greens Kit

Recipe and photo from WholeFoodsMarketCooking.com.

Garam masala (a blend of Indian spices) enriches these greens with a warm flavor that pairs well with tomatoes and lentils.

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