Warm French Lentils

Warm French Lentils

Servings 5 servings
Calories 260kcal


  • 1 cup le puy green lentils
  • 6 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 leek
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 onion small
  • 1 turnip small
  • 4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt coarse
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saute pan, add the leek and carrots, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, place the lentils, 4 cups of water, the onion with the cloves, and the turnip in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, or until the lentils are almost tender.
  • Remove and discard the onion and turnip and drain the lentils.
  • Place them in a medium bowl with the leek and carrots.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the 1/4 cup of olive oil, the mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Add to the lentils, stir well, and allow the lentils to cool until just warm, about 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.
  • The longer the lentils sit, the more salt and pepper you'll want to add.


Nutrition Facts
Warm French Lentils
Amount Per Serving (127 g)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2.5g16%
Sodium 510mg22%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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