Food, Lunch & Dinner Entrees, Vegan Eats

Garlic & Thyme French Lentils

My favorite lentil dish thusfar!  Being so inexpensive, lentils were consumed at large during the Great Depression.  Who knew what a blessing and gift they were as they are so utterly chock full of nutrtion (protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates to keep you going.  What a package, right?!)  This perfectly savory recipe makes a showstopper out of a most humble legume.


3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped

2 1/4 cups French lentils

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon fresh chopped Thyme or 1/2 tsp dried

1 tsp sea salt


Place a large saucepan over medium heat and add oil.  When hot, add chopped vegetables and saute until softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

 Add 6 cups water, lentils, thyme, bay leaves and salt.  Bring to a boil, then reduce to a fast simmer.

 Simmer lentils until they are tender and have absorbed most of the water, 20 to 25 minutes.  If necessary, drain any excess water after lentils have cooked.  Serve immediately, or allow them to cool and reheat later.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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