Red Lentils and Northern white beans recipe

Red Lentils Recipe


  • 1 -2 Tablespoons Vegan butter /Coconut oil/

  • ¼ cup cooking oil

  • 1 large onion diced

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons berbere spice

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh minced ginger

  • 1 teaspoon coriander or cumin

  • 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 cup dry lentils soaked for 2 hours

  • 1 Tablespoons Tomato paste

  • 2 cups or more broth Vegetable /Chicken or water

  • 2 tablespoons or more chopped parsley/Cilantro

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat up large sauce-pan with oil, vegan butter, then add onions, berbere spice, garlic, ginger ,cumin,  and smoked paprika, stir occasionally for about 2-3 minutes until onions is translucent.

  2. Then add soaked lentils, tomato paste, stir and sauté for about 2-3 more minutes. Add stock / water if necessary to prevent any burns. Salt

  3. Bring to a boil and let it simmer until sauce thickens, it might take about 30 minutes or depending on how you like your lentils. Throw in some parsley, adjust for salt, pepper and stew consistency. Serve warm

    Northern White Bean Recipe


    1 -2 Tablespoons Vegan butter

    ¼ cup cooking oil

    1 large onion diced

    2 teaspoons minced garlic

    1/2 Tablespoon fresh minced ginger

    1 cup dry Northern Beans soaked for 8 hours

    2 cups or more of Vegetable broth with no salt


    1. Rinse the beans well and pick them over. Discard any malformed beans or any small stones you might find.

    2. Transfer the beans to the slow cooker. Add 1 1/2 quarts of water to the pot.

    3. In a pan, melt the vegan butter. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, and seasoning if you choose. Cook until onions are brown. Add beans and stir in for 1 minute.

    4. Transfer into a pot and add vegetable broth and slow cook it for 1 hour until stew thickens.

    I don’t add much seasoning to my beans because I mix it with my lentils which is very seasoned. I steam spinach to this recipe and mix it right in with the lentils and beans. You can also puree both dishes for your little one. If you have leftovers, cook some brown rice for more options!!!! Enjoy!