Puy Lentils

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Time: 3 hours

Yield: Serves 4

Level: Easy


  • 1 Cup Puy Lentils
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ medium onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 5 italian parsley stems



-Soak Lentils for 2 hours in cold water

-In large saucepan, melt ½ the butter over medium heat.

-Add the onion, carrot and celery and sweat over low-med heat until onion/celery are translucent and softened.  Add a little Salt and Pepper. (do this and taste at each step).

-Next, drain the water from the lentils and add them to the saucepan.  Make sure to go through and remove any lentils that don’t look wholesome.

-Add the red wine and bring to a boil.

-Add the herbs, leaving them whole because you will remove them after 30 minutes.

-Reduce to a simmer and skim the surface with a spoon to remove any impurities.

-Cook at a simmer stirring often, until the lentils are tender, but not mushy.  Drain and cool.

-These can be served as is, or cold with a simple vinaigrette.