Lentils Ole for #WeekdaySupper

I got this recipe from a news paper clipping eons ago. We have made this umpteen times for a #WeekdaySupper. It is our go to vegetarian meal and we all love it. Chili/Cumin flavored lentils that are just slightly sweetened up with molasses. A wonderful recipe that you will go to again and again.

We are huge lovers of lentils here. I adore them in soups and stews but this recipe is unique as they are served on their own. We always have this with a huge salad. Hubby never complains “where is the meat?” with this recipe. It is completely satisfying!! A  nutritious and delicious meal. I love when those two meet!! Enjoy!!

Lentils Ole (Small)

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Lentils Ole for #WeekdaySupper
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 4
The most amazing lentils you will have for a #weekdaysupper!!
  • 2¼ cups water
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped including green tops
  • ½ cup chopped sweet green pepper
  • 1¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1-227 ml. can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  1. Rinse and check over lentils for foreign pieces. In a small saucepan bring lentils to a boil with the water. Reduce to low covered and simmer 25-30 min. or until tender but not mushy. Do not overcook!
  2. Meanwhile cook in a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil, add the garlic, green onions, green pepper, cumin and chili powder. Saute the ingredients until the veggies are tender crisp.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, vinegar and molasses, stir and simmer for 1 min.
  4. When lentils are cooked add the vegetable mixture and heat through. Serve immediately.


Here are the other lovely recipes that will help you plan a quick and easy meal for #WeekdaySupper!!!

 Monday – The Hand That Rocks The Ladle – Linguine with Clam Sauce
Tuesday – Cookin’ Mimi – Barbecue Jack Chicken
Wednesday – Noshing With The Nolands – Lentils Ole
Thursday – Basic N Delicious – Spaghetti with Mushroom Sauce
Friday – Granny’s Down Home Sassy Southern Cooking – Sassy Sausage Jambalaya



  1. says

    I love lentils but my husband, well, not so much. However, since your hubby has given the seal of approval on this recipe then I’ll have to try it and see if it will get him to enjoy them too.

    • says

      I guess it is closer to a passata but I have never heard of that until I just looked it up. It could also be called a pasta sauce but you want it very plain. The ketchup would be too sweet with the added molasses I think. Thanks so much for coming over!!


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