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Spiced Lentils with Prawns

Published : June 30, 2015

The prawns in this dish can be easily substituted with sliced chicken breast fillets or firm white boneless fish.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves 4


1 tablespoon olive oil 
1 onion, roughly chopped 
3 teaspoons ground cumin 
1/2 tablespoons ground coriander 
juice of 1 lime 
2 x 420g can brown lentils, rinsed and drained 
1 red capsicum, finely sliced 
200g green beans, topped and tailed and blanched 
½ cup mint, roughly chopped 
¼ cup coriander, roughly chopped 
½ cup water 
500g green prawns, peeled and deveined 
1/3 cup low fat natural yoghurt


  • Heat oil in a medium sized non-stick frying pan.  Add onion, cumin and coriander and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add half of the lime juice and cook a further 1-2 minutes.  Mix in lentils, capsiucm, beans, half of the mint and coriander.  Divide between 4 serving plates.
  • Place water in the frying pan and simmer gently.  Add prawns and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until prawns are orange and cooked through.  Place on lentils.
  • Mix together the yoghurt and remaining mint and lime juice and drizzle over each salad.


Calories: 484 | Fat: 6.98g | Carbs: 58.92g | Fibre: 22.99g | Sugars: 8.68g |  Protein: 48.48g

Recipe + image courtesy of www.mealsbymel.com.au

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