Green Lentils with Tomatoes and Peppers | Turkish Eats


  • 1.5 cup green lentils
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 banana peppers, cut into 1/2" inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon pepper (or tomato) paste.
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2.5 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Plain yogurt for garnish


  1. Start by boiling the water.
  2. Rinse the green lentils under running water and leave them in plenty of water overnight.
  3. Sautee the onions in olive oil for 3-4 minutes or until they are translucent.
  4. Add the green peppers, continue sauteing for a few more minutes.
  5. Add the tomato, continue sauteing for a few more minutes.
  6. Add the pepper paste and salt, mix well.
  7. Add the green lentils, mix well.
  8. Add the boiling water, simmer at low heat for 2 hours.
  9. Serve hot, garnish with plain yogurt
  10. For a very different taste try sprinkling wine vinegar!.
© Mehmet Ozturk 2017