Make a batch of this Instant Pot Lentil Chili and enjoy Mediterranean feel-good comfort food that is not only good for you but also delicious!
This post contains affiliate links to products related to the post.
By now, pretty much all of us have heard about the benefits of following a Meditteranean-based diet. It’s no longer a secret that people living in “Blue Zones” are known to live longer, be happier, etc.
While we all cannot just uproot and move to one of the Blue Zones such as Ikaria, Greece, we can ditch our Standard American Diet (SAD) and adopt a Meditteranean diet, which has been recognized by the World Health Organization as healthy and sustainable.
This recipe for Lentil Chili by Kelly Jaggers is in her latest book, The Everything Mediterranean Instant Pot® Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Healthy Mediterranean Meals―Made in Minutes. It is made from healthy plant-based whole foods and is vegan-friendly.
The lentils cook down into a creamy blend and when combined with earthy cumin and chili powder, create a nourishing, comforting chili that you will want to devour.
Ingredients in Lentil Chili
The ingredients in this simple dish are: red lentils, onion, poblano pepper, garlic kidney beans, tomatoes with green chilis, a little olive oil, vegetable broth, and herbs and spices.
Excerpted from The Everything(r) Mediterranean Instant Pot(r) Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers. Copyright (c) 2020 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved. Nutrition information is an approximation.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1329mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g
Excerpted from The Everything(r) Mediterranean Instant Pot(r) Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers. Copyright (c) 2020 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.
Nutrition information is an approximation.
About The Everything Mediterranean Instant Pot Cookbook
In Kelly’s cookbook, cooks learn how to recreate classic Mediterranean dishes in the Instant Pot. The chapters are divided into the following sections:
- The Number-One Diet Meets the Top Kitchen Appliance
- Dips and Appetizers
- Pork, Lamb, and Beef
- Fruits and Desserts
Included in the book is the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid outlining a contemporary approach to healthy eating with a foundation of being active. I, personally, appreciate the focus of plant-based foods of the Mediterranean Diet and this cookbook.
Look for The Everything Mediterranean Instant Pot Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers at your local bookstore or at Amazon.com.