This is a recipe with lentils suitable for vegans, vegetarians (they can even add some cheese to gratin) and it is also gluten-free and lactose-free, which is why it makes it practically friendly for anyone. In addition, it is delicious and provides many nutrients to recover from anemia.
For the puree:
- A potato
- A sweet potato
- A cup of cubed pumpkin
- A carrot
- Olive oil
- Salt, pepper and sesame seeds
For the filling:
- Two cups of cooked lentils
- An aubergine
- A pepper
- A large onion
- A tomato
- A garlic clove
- Salt, pepper, paprika, cumin and chopped parsley
- Boil the potato, sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot, all peeled, in plenty of water until tender.
- When they're readydrain and pureewith salt, pepper and olive oil. Reservation.
- It will be time to prepare the filling. For it,chop into very small cubes the eggplant, the pepper, the onion and the tomato.
- In a pan or saucepan, sauté the onion, bell pepper, eggplant and tomato in this order. Add the cooked lentils, the crushed garlic clove and add salt, pepper, paprika and cumin.Let it cook for a while so that the flavors are integrated and finish with chopped parsley.
- In a baking dish, place a thin layer of puree underneath, the filling of the lentils and finally a layer of puree on top.
- Sprinkle the cake with sesame seeds and bake for 15/20 minutes to gratin.
- You can serve it alone or accompany with a rich salad green leaves, cabbage and fennel.
It is very interesting to consume legumes all year round, and especially in winter, a time more "prone", perhaps, for the dishes that are prepared with it. In addition, to provide iron,they are very good for the cardiovascular system.
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Properties of lentils
Lentils, like other legumes, are characterized by being foods with a high concentration of nutrients. Lentils are a great source of protein and also carbohydrates, specifically they are rich in starch, a type of carbohydrate that provides a large amount of energy. Another advantage of lentils is their fiber content, and their low lipid content, which makes them allies of those who have to diet to control their weight.
In addition, this legume is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and E. It has minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium and sodium. And other essential nutrients such as folic acid and antioxidants that protect the cells of our body against oxidation.
Among its benefits, it stands out as being an excellent remedy against constipation, colon disorders and cardiovascular diseases, since fiber manages to keep blood cholesterol levels balanced.
In addition, and for all the properties they have, lentils are highly recommended to combat stress, depression, cholesterol, osteoporosis and decalcification, they are also beneficial for osteoarthritis, arthritis or rheumatism, colon problems, diabetes , anemia and cardiovascular and degenerative problems. It is highly advisable to consume lentils during lactation and pregnancy, due to its contribution of folic acid and protein. They also help in intestinal transit, are good for teeth and bones, hair, skin and nails, and are anticancer due to their antioxidant properties.
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