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Recipes » Main Dish » Lentil Picadillo
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  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup red/orange bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 3 cups cooked lentils
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 6 green olives, cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper or adobo, to taste
  • Cilantro, to taste


  • 1. In a skillet, sauté onion, pepper, and olives for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Add tomato paste, chopped tomato, potato, red wine vinegar, vegetable broth, and spices, and cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3. Add lentils and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 4. Season with salt and pepper (or adobo) to taste.
  • 5. Stir in cilantro and serve.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You can use balsamic or apple cider vinegar instead of the red wine vinegar.

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