Green Lentil Bowl with Pistachio Pesto

by | Apr 8, 2021 | Recipes

The green lentils in this dish provide a great source of fiber and protein Pistachios are a great source of potassium, vitamin B6, and antioxidants

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green lentil bowl with pistachio pesto
The green lentils in this dish provide a great source of fiber and protein. Pistachios are a great source of potassium, vitamin B6, and antioxidants
Course Main Course
Servings 2 Servings
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet
Diet Gluten Free

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 c pistachio basil pesto
  • 2 c cooked green lentils
  • 1 small zucchini finely grated
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

Toppings:

  • 1/4 c crumbled feta
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • fresh basil chiffonade for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp shelled chopped pistachios

Instructions
 

  • Cook lentils according to package directions in low sodium chicken or vegetable stock.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan and sauté peppers until softened and brown.
  • Mix the pistachio pesto with the green lentils and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the lentils, sautéed peppers, and grated zucchini between two bowls and top with feta, lemon juice, basil, and pistachios. 
  • Enjoy!
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