Lentil Salad - Recipe (make this tonight!)
Recipe type: Dried Leguimes
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6
Basic recipe for savory lentils
  • ½ pound brown lentils (half a bag of the cheap ones)
  • ½ an onion left in big chunk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • chicken stock or water (enough to cover)
  • salt and peper
  1. Pick through the lentils and pick out anything that isn't a pretty lentil.
  2. Combine everything in a large saucepan. Cover with 2-3 inches of liquid and bring to a boil. Cook covered until the lentils are tender (about 20 minutes) over a simmer. Drain any remaining liquid, remove the onion, garlic, and bay leaf.
Frugal note: the remaining liquid was delicious. If you wanted to make lentil soup, you could. I save mine to use in something that needs an earthy flavor (like mushrooms or barley or lentil soup). I generally save the onion and use it too.
Recipe by This Happy Mom at http://thishappymom.com/2012/07/12/lentil-salad/