Chilean Lentil Stew with Salsa Verde
Heat oil in a 4- to 6-qt. pot over medium-high heat. Add celery (or fennel), carrots, bell pepper, 3 Tbsp. shallot, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add lentils, broth (or water), 1/2 tsp. pepper, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the lentils are tender, 35 to 40 minutes.Advertisement
Meanwhile, combine parsley, lime juice, vinegar, and the remaining 2 Tbsp. shallot and 1/4 tsp. each pepper and salt in a small bowl; stir well.
To serve, divide the stew among 4 bowls and top each with a dollop of the salsa verde. Pass the remaining salsa verde separately.
To make ahead: Prepare stew through Step 1. Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding water if necessary.