Sweet Potato Lentil Goulash
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cubed sweet potato
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seed oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Cayenne, to taste
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Rinse lentils and place them in a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 - 20 minutes.
  2. In a large pan add 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Turn the heat to medium and add garlic and onions. Cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add sweet potato, celery, and red pepper. Stir and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add cooked lentils, pumpkin seeds and remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil. Combine mixture and simmer, covered, on low heat for 15 minutes. If anything starts to stick you can add a few tablespoons of water.
  5. Remove from heat and add pumpkin seed oil, salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Continue to stir away from heat for a few minutes.
  6. Add ½ cup chopped parsley to serve.
Recipe by Academy of Culinary Nutrition at https://www.culinarynutrition.com/sweet-potato-lentil-goulash-a-from-scratch-2018-recipe/