Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Warm Lentils with Mustard Vinaigrette

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Lentils:

1 1/2 cups black lentils

2 bay leaves 

2 cloves garlic, smashed 

1 stalk celery 

1 small bundle fresh thyme 

1/2 carrot, peeled 

1/2 fennel bulb

1/2 red onion, peeled, root end left on 

Kosher salt 

Warm Salad:

Olive oil, for sauteing

1/2 carrot, finely diced

1/2 fennel bulb, finely diced, plus fennel fronds, for garnish

1/2 onion, finely diced 

1 clove garlic, smashed 

1/2 cup red wine vinegar 

3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 

Kosher salt 

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 

Directions

  1. For the lentils: In a large saucepan, combine the lentils, bay leaves, garlic, celery, thyme, carrot, fennel, red onion and a good amount of salt. Add water to the pan until it covers the ingredients by about 2 inches. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the lentils are soft, 20 to 30 minutes. Ladle off 1 cup of the lentil-cooking water and reserve. Remove all the vegetables and aromatics from the lentils and discard. Drain the lentils.
  2. For the warm salad: Heat a large saute pan with enough olive oil to coat the pan. Add the diced carrots, fennel and onions and sweat the vegetables about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute 1 minute more. Add in the lentils, red wine vinegar and mustard. Pour in a couple tablespoons of the reserved cooking liquid and cook down for a couple minutes. Season with salt and garnish with chopped parsley and fennel fronds.

Choose a topic to find related recipes.

Fudge Factor

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.