Lentil Lettuce Cups with Peanut Sauce

This light, yet filling, any-night-of-the-week dinner is fresh and easily modifiable to your palate. I used a dry-saute method in this recipe and the video further explains how this is done.



  • 1/2 white onion, diced small
  • 1/2 cup French Lentils
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • Lettuce of your choosing, I find radicchio is nice for its sturdy leaves
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • one recipe of the Everyday Peanut Sauce



Heat up a large sauce pan over high heat for about 3-4 minutes.

Add the diced onion, pull the heat down to medium-high and continually stir. This is a dry saute. Keep a ramekin of water nearby and add a teaspoon of it to the sauce pan if your onion begins to stick.

++ Please watch the video below on how to dry saute. ++

When the onion has become golden brown, add the lentils, 1 1/4 cup water and a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil and then immediately down to a simmer and cover for 25 minutes.

Test to make sure the lentils are soft enough to eat. There's nothing more damaging to a tummy than under-cooked beans!

Allow to cool slightly and scoop into lettuce cups.

Garnish with bell pepper, squeeze on a little lime juice and drizzle with the peanut sauce. Enjoy!

Makes 6 lettuce cups.

For more information on why + how to dry saute.


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