Areas are popular in countries such as Colombia,Venezuela and Panama foods. These foods traditionally prepared from precooked corn flour or corn meal, can transform into a light recipe, rich in fiber and antioxidants replacing maize with legumes such as lentils.
Recipe vegetarian areas
450 gr. raw lentils.
1 red pepper.
1 stalk leek.
1 sprig of parsley.
2 cloves of garlic.
1 tablespoon of cumin.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Soak the lentils in warm water for two hours.
After that, drain and are processed in a blender and reserve.
Chop remaining ingredients and mix with lentils processed to create dough.
Meanwhile, heat the pan with a little olive oil or vegetable spray.
With a spoon take a little dough, place in the pan and cook on both sides.
These areas can be a healthy snack or can be ideal for a green salad or accompanying colorful salad.
Lentils are rich in protein and iron. Though his is not the same as iron contributed by meat, if you add a food rich in vitamin C , such as tomatoes, citrus or kiwi, can increase their availability and therefore functionality.
Do not forget lentils, peppers and other vegetables provide fiber to help you cleanse the body. On the other hand, pepper, parsley, garlic and cumin provide antioxidants and substances that help you burn fat.