Mediterranean Lentils

Mediterranean lentils

Nov 10 2016


25-30 mn

Makes 2 cups

I think lentils are often overlooked and sound scary to prepare when in fact they taste delicious and are really easy! Just add a couple of veggies and water, let it cook until tender and done!


  • 2 cups of lentils ( I like the green ones fro this recipe)
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in 2
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of round cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika
  • Juice form 1 lemon


Put the lentils, carrots and onions together in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce to a simmer and let cook for 20 minutes until lentils are soft ( NOT MUSHY).

Drain when they are ready, discard the bay leaf and toss with the celery, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon and spices.  Taste and adapt with more salt, pepper or lemon juice if needed.

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