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Healthy recipes: a delicious dish of lentils with tender wheat, perfect for a vegetarian diet

Updated on June 21, 2014

This recipe is ideal for vegans or for those who want to follow a healthy diet and life style.

This is a complete recipe, because it provides all the essential amino acids. It is because the lentils, as legumes, contain the lysine missing in wheat, and this last one, as a cereal, contains the methionine missing in lentils, which all together provides a complete protein. But apart from the proteins it also provides all the benefits from the carrot, garlic and cucumber that you'll find in this recipe.

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 13 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: some minutes more in case you use dried lentils.

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • Extra virgin olive oil, (just a few drops to saute the vegetables)
  • 1/2 cup Tender wheat, (it depends of how many carbohydrates you want)
  • 1 cup Lentils, (the same with the wheat)
  • 2 Garlics
  • 1 and a half Cucumbers
  • 3 Carrots
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Boil the wheat in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. Boil also the lentils (in case you use dried lentils). I had some cooked from another recipe, so I had them already cooked.
  3. Cut all the veggies into little cubes.
  4. In a pan over medium heat, put a few drops of olive oil with all the veggies and saute them until golden.
  5. Once you have the wheat and the lentils cooked, throw them into the pan with the rest of the veggies for 1 minute aprox.
  6. Remove from the heat and serve.

Did you liked this recipe?

5 stars from 2 ratings of Lentils with tender wheat.

© 2013 Katia De Juan


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      Katia De Juan 4 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you very much for your comment, Susan. ^_^

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      This looks good and healthy also. Thank you for sharing.