WEB EXCLUSIVE: Vegetarian Lentils

Lentejas vegetarianas

| February/March 2009

Serves 4

Spanish lentil stews are usually flavored with a little chorizo (spicy sausage) or pork fat, but this vegetable-only dish is just as flavorful—and suitable for everyone. I prefer to use the small, brown pardina lentils as they tend to keep their shape better, but the flat green variety also work fine.    

• 2 cups Spanish pardina lentils
• Water or vegetable stock, to cover
• 1 finely chopped onion
• 1 chopped zucchini
• 1 to 2 chopped carrots
• ½ diced red pepper
• 1 sliced leek
• 2 to 3 three ripe tomatoes (canned will do)
• 4 to 5 (or more) cloves of garlic
• 2 bay leaves
• 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 1 tablespoon mild paprika
• White wine vinegar, to taste                     

1. Soak lentils overnight.

2. Drain lentils. Place in large pan, cover with water or vegetable stock (a ratio of about 2:1 liquid to lentils). Add vegetables, tomatoes, garlic cloves, bay leaves and oil.

3. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat, add paprika and simmer for about 1 hour, or until lentils are tender.

4. Stir periodically and add water or stock if necessary. (I can’t tell you how many pots of lentils I’ve burned, so don’t get too far away.)

5. Season to taste.

6. Add a little vinegar on serving.

Serving suggestion: Top with small fried potatoes and serve with a tomato salad (the vitamin C helps you absorb the iron in the lentils).

Click here for the original article, Hip, Hip Ole for the Fresh Flavors of Spain: Herbs in Spanish Cuisine. 



September 12-13, 2019
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania

Fermentation Frenzy! is produced by Fermentation magazine in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. This one-and-a-half day event is jam-packed with fun and informative hands-on sessions.


Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me