French Lentils Recipe

Looking for an easy french lentils recipe? Learn how to make french lentils using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lauralouiselb

Makes 6 servings



This is good with fish but also makes a protein-rich, meat-free option that marries well with the other dishes. To enhance the dish for vegetarian guests, serve goat's cheese or slivers of Parmesan with it. Make up to 2 hours ahead.

Recipe Ingredients for french lentils

1 tbsp chopped rosemary
1 tbsp chopped oregano
1 1/4 cups french lentils
2 tbsp olive oil
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 Salt
1 freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for french lentils

  1. Put the lentils and bouillon powder in a pan, cover with lots of cold water, bring to the boil and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes until al dente.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the celery and onion and fry gently for 10-15 minutes until soft and golden. Stir in the herbs and take off the heat. When the lentils are done, drain, stir in the onion mixture and season. Serve hot, warm or cold.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 77.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
196
Calories from Fat
46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.1g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
36mg
1%
Potassium
455mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
27.4g
9%
Dietary Fiber
13.3g
53%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
10.8g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 5% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in thiamin
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