I had a bit of a bloggers dilemma while considering writing this post. This is one of my favourite meals, it’s easy to put together, it’s made entirely from pantry items, and it’s delicious. So why would I hesitate?
Well, it ain’t sexy. I stuck a parley sprig garnish on it because while I was taking the pictures all I could think was “man, that’s brown”. Brown food is a tough sell. What does sells in the food blogging world is dessert. If you need proof have a look at the FoodBuzz Top 9 on any given day; it’s heavily slanted towards sweets, but honestly who can eat that much sugar and maintain any semblance of health?
Don’t get me wrong, I love dessert, but most of what I eat is more along the lines of this meal. Simple, healthy, and still delicious. So I decided to share my boring lentil recipe with you, even though it won’t spike my traffic, because it’s good, and I love it, and you should try it.
French Lentils with Feta
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup French Lentils
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- feta, crumbled
- parsley to garnish
- brown rice to serve with
- In a pot over medium high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Add the garlic, cooking until fragrant.
- Add the lentils and vegetable broth. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.
- Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer the lentils until cooked (about to minutes)
- Serve over brown rice, topped with feta and parsley. Don’t skimp on the feta, it makes the meal.