Thursday, May 17, 2007

Leslie's Sloppy Lentils

Man, am I starting to lag behind with posting recipes. I think this one was from, like, the week BEFORE last week. So it's a bonafide crusty recipe, complete with a little bit of refrigerator mold. =)

But yeah, I snagged this lovely recipe from Leslie's Eat Peace Please recipes, and it is a really simple and really yummy one (not to mention really healthy). And it makes a ton. And you can serve it a whole bunch of different ways, which is always nice: over rice, in a bread bowl, over noodles, the possibilities are endless. It tasted good even just by itself, and moreso tossed with a bit of nice, ripe, sexy-smooth avocado.

I couldn't find kale at the market the weekend I made it, so the only adjustment I made was to substitute in spinach.

  • 1.5 c. rinsed and drained red lentils

  • 3 c. water

  • 2 c. tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes or whatever you want

  • 1 T. tamari (soy sauce)

  • 3-4 carrots, chopped

  • 1 bell pepper of choice

  • a few big handfuls of kale, chopped (or spinach)

  • about 1/2 or 1 whole onion, chopped

  • pinch of chili flakes

  • 1t. dried basil

  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced

  • habenero pepper (if you feel like it)


Combine dried lentils, water, tomato sauce, tamari and bring to a boil.

While waiting, chop (food processor is best to get real small) the veggies and mix together. Add to pot of lentils. Add chili flakes and basil and whatever else you feel like. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. Stir every once in a while. Enjoy with a spoon or some bread (or anything else good you can think of, like a bread bowl).

Makes a ton.

(Original recipe HERE)

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