Black lentils with fried garlic & sage + fennel, green beans, cherry tomatoes & tzatziki

Black lentils with fried garlic & sage + fennel, green beans, cherry tomatoes & tzatziki

This year, to celebrate World Pulses Day our harvest box subscribers received pack of lentils and a custom recipe. Check it out below!

World Pulses Day takes place on February 10 each year. It is a yearly global event designated by the United Nations in 2018 to recognize the significance and nutritional benefits of pulses, and their contribution to sustained food systems.

Did you know?

🫘 Canada grows 35% of the world's pulses crops!
🫘 Pulses are also called grain legumes, which are legumes that are strictly harvested for their seeds.
🫘 Half cup of cooked black lentils contains 12 g of protein and 9 grams of fiber.
🫘 Lentils are one of the worlds most important protein sources, with about 30% of calories from protein.

Get a tasty boost of protein and try out the recipe for yourself. Let us know in the comments how it goes!


What you'll need


▫️ 2 tsp coconut oil
▫️ 1 bulb fennel, sliced
▫️ 1 cup black lentils
▫️ 2 tsp garam masala
▫️ 2 tsp salt
▫️ 2 c water
▫️ 2 c spinach, kale or bitter greens


▫️ 2 tbsp coconut oil
▫️ 1/2 head garlic, finely sliced
▫️ 1/4 c dried sage
▫️ pinch salt
▫️ cooked green beans & cherry tomatoes
▫️ seared fish, we used salmon
▫️ tzatziki, homemade with goat yogurt


What to do

In a pot, heat the coconut oil and brown the fennel slices. Set aside the cooked fennel. In the same pot, add the lentils and garam masala, and cook until fragrant. Add water and salt, and continue to cook covered until the lentils are cooked through—about 20 minutes. Mix in the greens at the end of cooking.

Meanwhile, in a pan add the remaining coconut oil and fry the garlic and sage for a few minutes—until the garlic is golden in colour. Add salt and set aside.

To serve, combine the garlic/sage with the lentils/fennel. Scoop a portion into the middle of a plate, top with veggies, fish, and a big scoop of tzatziki. Voila!


Get it in the YYC Growers farm store

🍃 black lentils, Grainworks
🍃 swiss chard, Deepwater Farms
🍃 garlic, Happiness by the Acre
🍃 cherry tomatoes, Galimax
🍃 goat yogurt, Fairwind Farms

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