Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Herbivore Red Lentil Dal

I love lentils so have high expectations for lentil dishes. This one didn't disappoint. As promised, it was extremely quick and easy to make. It was ready in about a half-hour, including prep time and the time to cook the rice. The sauce was thick and full of flavor. (I used tomato sauce because tomatoes aren't in season, per the cookbook's suggestion.) It was a little spicy even without the dashes of cayenne I added at the end; the cayenne made it just spicy enough. This is a perfect after-work meal that I'll be making often. Omnivore husband liked it too. And it's only 3 WeightWatchers PointsPlus!

The recipe came from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook, but she's also posted it on her website.

And good news! The cookbook's author, Lindsay Nixon, is coming to Pittsburgh for a book signing! It will be at Right by Nature (what a perfect place!) on February 13 from 2 to 4. I'll be there!


  1. Everyone seems to love all her stuff! I'm waiting to get the book in at work, and in the meantime, ogling.

  2. I've had the cookbook for a while and have been itching to make a bunch of recipes...finally getting to start. Hope you like it too!

  3. Looks delicious! I'm making it tonight :)

  4. I'm enjoying the HH cookbook as well!
    And I'll be at Lindsay's signing on Feb. 13th :-)

  5. love your blog- I have a lentil obsession too! They are far too yummy- I will be sure to follow you. If you have any prize recipes that you could suggest I would love to cook them up and post them on my website www.veggieinspain.com
    Have a good weekend!

  6. can;t wait to meet you! and glad you loved the dal! its a fave at my home too!