Warm French Lentils
Warm French Lentils are made in my home at least 2 times a month throughout the year. We absolutely love the flavor and this dish is often a favorite with our friends and family. It pairs perfectly with a fresh garden salad and warm crusty bread drizzled with fresh olive oil. I will walk you through each step, so you can make this amazing dish at home for your friends and family!
This is a great recipe for those practicing meatless Monday, for the vegetarians and vegans as well.
Ok, you want to start with some good Extra Virgin Olive Oil over low to medium heat. While warming, prepare carrots, leeks and garlic.
Next add your onion, carrots and leeks.
Allow the vegetables to cook down for approximately 8-10 minutes or until soft.
Add garlic and 1/2 cup of white wine
Add your Lentils and vegetable broth
While the lentils are cooking, prepare your dijon vinaigrette . Combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon and salt/pepper
Add Dijon Vinaigrette to lentils, serve the dish warm with fresh bread. We like to toast warm pieces of bread drizzled in olive oil. This dish is AMAZING. I hope you enjoy.
As mentioned before, I love to serve this dish with chunky pieces of fresh bread that have been drizzled with olive oil and warmed in the oven. See my white wine mussels recipe for a look at the bread.
This is such a great dish to share with family and friends. I like to serve the warm lentils in individual bowls. It pairs well with a garden fresh salad, crisp white wines or a smooth Bordeaux wine.
See the picture below for a look at all the ingredients used for this dish. I love the color of the rainbow carrots and the smell of the white wine when poured over the hot vegetables!
Have you tried the dish? Have questions? Comment below?