Bold and Flavorful Italian Hemp Seed, Corn, and Lentil Sauté

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What Started it all:
Hemp Seeds, Corn, lentils, frying pan

This dish is a vibrant, hearty, and nutritious Italian-inspired sauté, perfect for a satisfying meal. The combination of hemp seeds, corn, and lentils creates a delightful texture and a rich, earthy flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup lentils (any variety), cooked
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prep the Ingredients:
  2. Chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  3. Cook the lentils according to package instructions if they are not pre-cooked.
  4. Heat the Pan:
  5. Place a large frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Add the olive oil and let it heat up until shimmering.
  7. Sauté the Aromatics:
  8. Add the chopped onion to the pan and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  9. Stir in the minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and dried oregano. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  10. Add the Main Ingredients:
  11. Toss in the corn kernels and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  12. Add the cooked lentils and hemp seeds, stirring to combine.
  13. Deglaze and Simmer:
  14. Pour in the vegetable broth to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  15. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  16. Let the mixture simmer for 5-7 minutes until the flavors meld together and the corn is tender.
  17. Finish and Serve:
  18. Remove the pan from heat.
  19. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and, if desired, a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

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