Protein Packed Side Dishes: Creamy Lentils with Boursin Cheese & Veggies

Protein Packed Side Dishes: Creamy Lentils with Boursin Cheese & Veggies

Green lentils are a nutritional powerhouse with 18 grams of protein and a whopping 15 grams of fiber per serving (1 cup, cooked.) The perfect way to boost your protein without adding more meat! But many people think lentils can be a little bland, which makes them difficult to look forward to eating. The solution? Mix-ins, like sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and herby Boursin cheese.

Found in most grocery stores, Boursin cheese is a soft, spreadable, and versatile dairy revelation with tons of flavor. It pairs perfectly with lentils, creating a craveable, comforting dish that will help you hit your fiber and protein goals.

Serves: 4, Serving size: 100 g

Calories: 254. Protein: 15 g, Carbs: 35 g, Fat: 6 g

Ingredients:

  • 140g Green Lentils, Cooked According To Package Directions OR One Package Of Pre-Cooked Lentils Warmed In The Microwave
  • 275g Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 7g Olive Oil
  • 15g Balsamic Vinegar
  • 20g Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • Splash Of Red Wine Vinegar
  • 40g Garlic & Herb Boursin Cheese*
  • ¼ C Parsley, Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the cherry tomatoes with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast until bursting and shriveled, about 20-25 minutes. Set a timer to make sure you don’t overcook the tomatoes, otherwise the balsamic vinegar will burn!
  • Thinly slice the red onion and place it in a bowl along with a splash of red wine vinegar and a little salt. Let the onions soften while the tomatoes roast.
  • Meanwhile, cook the lentils according to package directions.
  • When the lentils are cooked (or warmed in the microwave, if using pre-cooked lentils) and the tomatoes are roasted, combine them in a large bowl along with the Boursin cheese. Add the pickled onions, chopped parsley, and salt & pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Can’t find any Boursin cheese? Try herbed, soft goat cheese or cream cheese. Just don’t forget to adjust your macros!



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