Lentils are so underused. At least in my household. I always forget about them, then I’ll be organizing my pantry and there they are, looking so dry and lonely.
Then I’ll make something delicious with them and fall in love all over again.
For instance, these Stewed Lentils with Tomatoes. It’s a,pretty simple concoction. Everything is a pantry staple. But the way it all comes together is pretty heavenly. It is warm and filling, a little spicy, a little earthy. It’s one of those things that you eat and it just makes you feel good. It’s filling, but not TOO filling. It tastes clean and beautiful and nourishing.
Serve these stewed lentils as a side, or as a main with a big salad.
Adapted from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa at Home