Green Lentils with Carrots and Thyme

Dinner, Side Dishes | October 3, 2008 | By

By Danny

green lentils

Delicious Side Dish!

This is a delicious side dish I made the other night. I love lentils, so I was really excited to try this recipe! These lentils would be paired perfectly with any type of fish although any type of meat would also work! We had ours with parmasen crusted chicken…Yum!

Lentil recipe after the jump…

Green Lentils with Carrots and Thyme

1/2 pound green lentils
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups chopped yellow onions
2 cups chopped leeks
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoons
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
2 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Place lentils in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let soak for 15 minutes. Drain. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan, add the onions, leeks, thyme, salt and pepper over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the garlic, celery and carrots and saute for an additional 10 minutes. Next, add the lentils, chicken stock and tomato paste, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. I like my lentils to have a bite to them, so these cooking times are for al dente lentils!