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Warm French Lentils

Servings 5 servings
Calories 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

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.