Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days; stir in mint just before serving.
Preserved lemons are lemons that have been soaked in a salt-lemon mixture for at least 30 days. Their salty sourness is a signature flavor in Moroccan dishes. Find them at specialty-food stores or online at mustaphas.com.
We like French green lentils instead of brown when we want lentils that hold their shape (instead of breaking down) when cooked. Look for them in natural-foods stores and some supermarkets.
1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat