Monday, February 06, 2017


This is a delicious vegan Middle Eastern dish that we love!  It takes 45 minutes to an hour to cook, but the hands-on time is still quite short.


  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups (1 bag) dried lentils
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
Bring all ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, until lentils are tender and you have a nice, thick stew.

Serve over rice.

You may like a splash of balsamic vinegar added just before serving.  For a luxurious treat, caramelize some onions to go on top.

Some people also like to top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, black olives, fresh lemon juice, and/or fresh garlic.