Humble Lentils

Lentils shine because they know how to get out of the way. Whether it’s caramelized onions or oregano, lentils provide a comforting palette for flavors to shine. So get creative, break out the spice rack, and let the humble lentils shine!


  • 3 cups dry brown or green lentils
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt to taste


  • Put all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, usually 30-45 minutes.
  • Serve over toasted whole wheat French bread or brown rice. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives, and avocado. Finish with salsa and/or Tangy Herb Salad Dressing or favorite vegan ranch dressing.

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Jonathan Ewald

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