Rosemary Lentils & Greens on Toasted Bread

September/October 2013

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This rosemary-infused lentil and greens recipe is a perfect topping for toasted bread. Serve as a vegetarian main dish for 4 or a hearty side dish for 8.

Rosemary Lentils & Greens on Toasted Bread

8 Reviews for Rosemary Lentils & Greens on Toasted Bread

Tasty, Healthy Dish, and No Bread Needed

It's nothing amazing, but overall it's a pretty darn good dish. My grocery store only had a bag labeled "lentils", so I don't know what kind they were. I reduced the cooking time from 40 minutes to 20 minutes and they came out perfect (still nice and firm), but had to keep the cover off during the last few minutes to evaporate the extra liquid. I cut down on the salt and also added an extra Tbsp of tomato paste after tasting it, which I thought gave it more flavor (without making it taste "tomatoey"). I tried it with the bread and by itself, and it's good either way. May or may not be making it again.

Relatively simple, healthy, tasty, vegetarian/vegan
Easy, cheap, delicious, and vegan!

A vegan-friendly recipe that is comforting and easy to make, and also a great way to use up stale bread.I have made this recipe many times now, experimenting a little with the ingredients, and here is what I have found:
It is best with lacinto (dinosaur) kale, but purple kale is also good. The couple of times I made it with curly kale, it ended up watery, and was not as good. Leave out the stems, unless you plan to cook them much longer, before adding the chopped kale leaves. I personally like a little more rosemary in mine, around 2 1/2 tsp, and I add only 3 1/2 cups of water. French lentils are definitely worth it, but regular green lentils were also very good. Brown lentils get too mushy.

simple to make, great for novice cooks, freezes well, budget-friendly
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 17 weeks ago

Meant lacinato kale, sorry!

Meant lacinato kale, sorry!

Low calorie comfort food

This was so delicious! I had never eaten lentils before and these were so flavorful and filling. Mixed with the toasted bread, this tasted more like warm and delicious comfort food than healthy

easy to make and simple ingredients
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clairechil57953 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

I agree! We weren't sure

I agree! We weren't sure about trying it. We both ate more! And because you can simmer it for 40 minutes, excellent time to knock out an evening bike ride and come home to yumminess. Can't wait till winter.

Simple & tasty

This was excellent. I skipped the toasting of the bread and severed the lentils with fresh whole wheat rolls.

Very satisfying & tasty meal

While this isn't a OMG kind of dish, it is very satisfying & filling. Will definitely make this again. I used a crusty multigrain roll cut into slices before toasting. And expect that leftovers will freeze well to make for a quick & nutritious meal.

Love this recipe!

Simple & easy to prepare

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