Braised Green Lentils

This is an exquisite and very versatile recipe.  It is a great side dish, it can be tossed in a salad or sauteed with pasta.  Add more liquid and few extra minutes of cooking and you’ve created a healthy, mouthwatering soup.

Braised Green Lentils

Serves 4

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  1. 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  2. 1 Cup Red Onion Finely Chopped
  3. 2/3 Cup Celery Finely Chopped
  4. 2/3 Cup Carrot Finely Chopped
  5. 1 1/4 Dried Green Lentils
  6. 3 Cups Chicken Stock or Vegetable Stock
  7. 2 Bay Leaves
  1. Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery and sauté until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add lentils and bay leaves, stir 1 minute. Add stock and bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until lentils are “al dente”, stirring occasionally.
  1. Carnivores tip: adding few pieces of bacon will add great flavor and texture to the dish.
Cooking By Massimo