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!


Yields8 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time30 minsDifficultyBeginner

Ingredients

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

Instructions

1

Put all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.

2

Once boiling, lower heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, usually 30-45 minutes.

Tips: 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g1%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 293mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

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

Directions

1

Put all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.

2

Once boiling, lower heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, usually 30-45 minutes.

Tips: 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.

Humble Lentils
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