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Spiced Lentils in Pocket Bread

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Category: Crockpot, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Lentils; rinsed and drained
  • 1 md Carrot; shredded
  • 1/2 c Red bell pepper; finely
  • -chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic; minced or
  • -pressed
  • 1 Dried bay leaf
  • 1 sm Dried hot red chile
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 2 c Water
  • Yogurt Sauce; (see recipe)
  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 3 tb Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c Green onions; thinly sliced
  • 2 Stalks celery; thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 Pita breads; *


* (each about 6 inches in diameter, cut into halves and warmed)

In 3-quart or larger electric slow cooker, combine lentils, carrot, bell
pepper, garlic, bay leaf, chile, and cumin; pour in water. Cover and cook
at low setting until lentils are tender when mashed with a fork (6-7
hours). Prepare Yogurt Sauce.

Drain lentil mixture, if necessary; remove and discard chile and bay leaf.
Mix in oil and vinegar; stir in onions and celery. Season to taste with
salt and pepper. To serve, spoon lentil mixture into pita bread halves; add
Yogurt Sauce to taste.

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