Curried Kale with Lentils and Mango


Not a whole lot to report over here.  So I’ll just shut up and give you a recipe for tonight’s dinner creation.

Curried Kale with Lentils and Mango

1/2 cup of lentils, dry
1 tbsp olive oil
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 onion thinly sliced
1 bunch of kale, stemmed and chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup chopped mango chunks

Boil lentils for about 20-25 minutes, until tender.

Heat oil in a big pot (since the kale is so voluminous, it’ll be easier to prevent a mess if you use a pot).  Add onions and shallots and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, kale, salt, pepper  and curry powder.  Cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.  Add lentils and lemon juice, continue to cook until kale is wilted (don’t over cook the kale.  It should still be bright green).  Lastly stir in mango chunks.  Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as a side.

Fast, healthy and delicious.  My kind of meal (especially when I’m starving).

I have a ton of lentils (among many other things… more on that later…) my friend, Rhoda, left me since she’s moving to Africa!  Good thing they’re delicious!

Any recipe suggestions for lentils, garbanzo beans, rice, or split peas?

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12 responses to “Curried Kale with Lentils and Mango”

  1. Lauren says :

    I love this post! Great photos! Yummy! I am going to make it this weekend!

  2. Erin says :

    you should make falafels with the garbanzo beans!!

  3. Nicole says :

    This looks wonderful! I’ve been looking for kale recipes to use the kale in my garden :)

    I have a great tomato lentil soup recipe on my blog…love it! SO good!

  4. Nora@LifeLifeEatRight says :

    I love the flavors and textures you have going on here…looks great!

  5. Tes says :

    It looks so beautiful. It sounds healthy and delicious. I feel so warm looking at that lovely green kale!

  6. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) says :

    I LOVE beans! Lentils are great in bean burgers and soups! I have been asked by my husband to make split pea soup for the first time and I am seriously scared! I have never had them before and I have no idea what that will be like. Your meal looks delicious!

  7. Anna says :

    Beautiful pictures!

    I always think of lentils as a cold weather food because of lentil soup, but chilled lentil salad is really tasty too!

  8. Joanne says :

    I love simple healthy dishes like this! That photo makes kale look GOOD.

  9. katieatthekitchendoor says :

    This looks super good. Kale is one of the only leafy greens I actually enjoy eating…

    My absolute favorite quick chickpea meal is 101 cookbooks recipe for pan fried chickpeas (http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/panfried-chickpea-salad-recipe.html). They are so so good and fast and filling and there’s so much room for creativity!

  10. Meredith says :

    I used sundried tomatoes instead of the mangoes. Kinda defeats the purpose of the dish, but delicious none the less! Hooray for kale!

  11. Kenzie says :

    Just recently I’ve experimented with Kale and I’ve LOVED the results! I googled kale recipes because I have a lot of it left over, and this came up.. it looks so delicious! Gone are the days when kale was just a garnish on your plate.. now it’s the star of the show! Kudos for the great recipe.
    -Kenzie
    Stock Pots

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