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Sweet & Sour Lentils Recipe

Give your grocery budget a break with this delicious sweet and sour lentils recipe packed with flavor and comfort!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 6
Calories: 458kcal
Author: Beth Ricci


  • 5 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Lentils Green or Brown
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 Onions Large
  • 1/4 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar Can substitute apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Summer Savory This herb isn't easy to find in all areas. Try subbing oregano instead if necessary.
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce If you are GF, beware that some brands contain barley (gluten)
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic Finely diced


  • Place broth, lentils, and bay leaves in a large pot and simmer on medium-high until broth is mostly gone and lentils are fully cooked. (15-20 minutes.)
  • While the lentils are cooking, dice the onions and saut√© them in the butter until onions are translucent.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the lentil pot, along with the onions and butter.
  • Stir together and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite sides. My suggestions: rice or spaghetti squash + roasted veggies or a green salad. 


Find my Homemade Bone Broth Tutorial here.


Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 5.8mg