18 March 2009

lentils...again...



I love lentils. We eat them often... My family would probably say too often...Jorge says that every time he passes through airport security he sets off the alarm from all the iron in his body...He´s kidding, right? Just in case, don´t make this before any trips...
1 lb of lentils (soak in cold water for a couple hours or overnight)
1/2 onion (finely diced)
1-2 carrots (finely diced)
4 tablespoons tomato sauce
1 garlic clove (finely diced)
salt to tastes
6 cups of chicken stock (if you are organized, if not, water, like me..)
Fry onions and carrots in olive oil until soft. Add garlic and tomato and cook together for another minute or two. Rinse lentils and add them to the pot. Add chicken stock or water and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil, lower heat and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until lentils are soft. Add salt to taste. If there are any leftovers, try serving them over pasta...really...!

16 comments:

Coucou Couture said...

yummy!...jane, are going vegetarian?

ladybug-zen said...

yum. sounds delish. i love lentils as well.

Isabelle said...

India will be a country for you, they have so many varieties of lentils in all colors : pink, green, black, orange, yellow ...

samuel + harris said...

Hello Jane.even happier that you like my blog after seeing yours! I love lentils too..this is a nice recipe, I like recipes with a handful of ingredients, they tend to be the best!I'm going to try..

tout ce que j'aime said...

My family and me eat lentils often. It's delicious and good for the energy.
Happy day for you !

Ritva said...

i´m hungry!!

Lisa said...

mmmm...we are big lentil eaters too! Such a yummy photo too!

Joyce said...

Jane- I will for sure give this a try. I'm trying to make baby steps away from meat.
Are you a vegetarian? If so please share some of the steps.

Thank you so much for making your daily stop to visit me. xoxo

MODsquad said...

Another simple, delicious sounding recipe! A must try! Thanks!

Virginia said...

A mi también me encantan las lentejas (aunque el cocido que más gusta en casa es el de alubias). Pero nunca se me habría ocurrido añadirlas a la pasta... ¿cómo se aliña todo junto? (tal vez lo he entendido mal, mi inglés es muy malo...)

n a t s u m i said...

This photo looks very fresh! mmmm... yummy... I want to try it!

jane said...

Hey everyone! Thanks for your comments! Big hug!

Hey Joyce- no I´m not a vege- we eat meat about 3 times a month. I just feel better when I eat more veges and legumes- so my poor family also eats more veges and legumes...

Hola Virginia, te asombraría la cantidad de maneras en las que los italianos comen pasta, entre ellas con lentejas.
Ellos lo hacen de la manera mas sencilla y sin mezclarlo en la cazuela, simplemente se cuecen los espaguetis se ponen en un plato y por encima se ponen las lentejas añadiendole queso parmesano rayado.

Ani said...

ooo! this sounds good. i think it's going on my menu for next week.

cindy : quaint said...

thank you for visiting us ... you blog is wonderful!

savannah gourmet said...

oh yum! am going lentil shopping today! i used to make this great lentil soup... this sounds great! thanks for sharing!

dongdong said...

Yum. I'm going to make this today. I love your blog!!

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