French Lentils with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

These lentils go well with Roasted Beetroot with Sauteed Greens.

TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 40 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 cup/250 g du Puy lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
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Directions

Put the lentils in a saucepan with the bay leaf and thyme. Pour over 1 1/3 cups/375 ml water, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until tender, 30 to 40 minutes. All the liquid should be absorbed, if not simply drain off any excess.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saute pan and fry the onion until soft. Add the garlic for 1 minute, then deglaze the pan with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Once the lentils are cooked, toss them with the onion mixture, season with salt and pepper and put them in a serving dish. Scatter over the nuts and pinches of cheese. Drizzle with walnut oil. Serve warm.

Per serving: Calories: 278; Total Fat: 17 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Protein: 12 grams; Total carbohydrates: 22 grams; Sugar: 2 grams; Fiber: 6 grams; Cholesterol: 9 milligrams; Sodium:181 milligrams

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  • on February 28, 2014

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    I love this recipe. I'm lucky to live in a metropolitan city where I can buy most any ingredient. However I do not have walnut oil on hand and tried grapeseed oil. Still very good. Also not a fan of balsamic vinegar, but discovered white balsamic and find more to my taste. Having it for lunch with French bread and salad as we speak.

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  • on February 15, 2014

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    A favorite for brown bag lunches, dinner sides, or just as an afternoon snack. Adore!

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  • on October 31, 2013

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    I am SO glad to have been introduced to du Puy lentils...I never knew they existed until I saw the show. Purchased them online and they knock all other lentils out of the park. This dish is fabulous and is a regular in my kitchen, along with the delectable roasted beetroot and greens. It is just a perfect meal!! Thanks, Laura!

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