From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
|This Cookbook page needs an image. Please if you know where to find it, or upload one if you have an image of your own. See the talk page for discussion regarding improvements.|
- 1 or 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 lb dry red lentils
- 6 cups water or stock
- 1 bay leaf
- Pick over the lentils and remove any stones etc. if needed Rinse well.
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add the onion and carrots. Cook for a few minutes, until the vegetables have started to soften, then add the garlic.
- Add the lentils, bay leaf, and water to the pot. Simmer over low-medium heat for 20-30 minutes, until lentils are softened.
Hot sauce can be added to taste. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is a nice addition, preferably immediately before serving.