Roasted French Green Lentils Print

Serves 6

  1. Sort and rinse lentils in cool water and drain. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In medium roasting pan, place beets, carrots, shallots and 3 tbsp. olive oil. Coat vegetables evenly with oil. Add thyme, salt and pepper and cook in oven until vegetables begin to brown, about 20 minutes.
  2. Add lentils, 3 cups of water, stir, then cover pan with foil. Cook until lentils are tender and all water is absorbed, about 1 hour. Remove pan from oven, and dress lentils with vinegar and remaining oil. Cool slightly and stir in chopped parsley. Adjust salt and pepper and serve.
  • 1½ cup French green lentils
  • 3 small beets, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 6 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley