A Middle Eastern dish with a deliciously simple taste. Serve with rice, couscous, or whatever you like.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 quart water
- 1 cup dry lentils
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 1/2 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
In a pot, bring the water to a boil, and stir in the lentils. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes; drain.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the green bell pepper and onion until tender. Mix in the tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the lentils, reduce heat, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, until the lentils are tender.