Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower and Lentils

Turn up the spice with this delicious and easy weeknight stew! We love this because we double up on flavors with our Healthy On You® Moroccan ‘Round the Clock and Here Comes the Yum spice blends. That’s the beauty of our blends-you can combine them for a unique blast of flavor that is hard to forget. This will be your go-to, we promise!

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

  • 3 tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ medium
    cauliflower,  core removed and broken into florets
  • 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp
  • 5 large
    plum tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp
    tomato paste
  •  tsp
    sea salt
  • 3 cloves
    garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tbsp
    fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 8
    cardamom pods, seeds removed and roughly ground in a mortar or 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 cup
    red split lentils, soaked in water for 10 mins, then drained
  • ¼ cup
    fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Preparation

  1. Heat the oil in a large saute pan on a medium-high flame, then saute the onion for 9 mins, stirring frequently, until soft and caramelized.
  2. Add the cauliflower and Here Comes the Yum spice blend, stir for a minute, until aromatic, then add three of the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and salt.
  3. Cook for three minutes, so the tomatoes start to break down, then stir in the Moroccan Round the Clock, garlic, ginger, and cardamom, and cook, stirring continuously for two minutes.
  4. Add the lentils, then pour in 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every once in a while, until the lentils are nearly soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Add the remaining tomatoes and cook for five minutes more. Stir in the cilantro just before serving.
Samantha Binkley
samantha@healthyonyou.com