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Lentejas a la mexicana

Mexican-style Lentils

This traditional dish transforms humble lentils into a savory fiesta for your taste buds. Garnished with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, this hearty and nutritious dish is not only a celebration of authentic Mexican cuisine but also a wholesome and satisfying meal for any occasion. ¡Buen provecho!


1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup onion thinly sliced
2 cups tomato
2 Jalapeño chiles (thinly sliced)
1 cup carrot (cut into cubes)
1 ½ cups lentils
6 cups water
1 tbsp chicken bouillon
2 tbsp cilantro (thinly sliced)
½ cup tortilla cut into strips, fried
Avocado (sliced)
Queso fresco (crumbled)
Lime (cut in half)
Northgate® Yellow Corn Tortillas


1. In a pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add tomato, Jalapeño chile, and carrots, and cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add lentils and sauté for 3 minutes. Pour water, add chicken bouillon, and cook for 1 hour over low heat. Add cilantro and cook for 10 more minutes.
3. Serve Mexican-style lentils on a plate and garnish with fried tortilla strips, crumbled queso fresco, avocado, and Northgate® Yellow Corn Tortillas.