Look for French green lentils, which hold their shape very well after cooking, in the bulk department, where you can buy just what you need for this recipe.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1 carrot chopped
- 1 cup French green lentils rinsed
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Add carrot, 3 cups water, lentils, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer until lentils are tender, about 25 minutes. Adjust seasoning and serve.
Per serving: 200 calories (40 from fat), 4.5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 32g carbohydrates (8g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 11g protein.
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