August 05, 2015

du Puy Lentils with Summer Vegetables

1 cup du Puy lentils (French green lentils)
4 cups water or vegetable stock
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch rainbow chard, stems and greens chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium-large zucchini, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped

Pour the water and lentils into a saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, saute the vegetables in a large pan until the onion and zucchini is soft and the chard is wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lentils and saute 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.

My thoughts:
I served this as the side to my Tuna Niçoise Burgers for a vaguely French meal. Well, French meets American, I guess. I love du Puy lentils because they hold their shape but they can be tricky (and oddly expensive) to find. However, I found a bag at Target of all places. It was labeled "French Green Lentils" but they were clearly du Puy.

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