Monday, March 11, 2013

Lentil Hash

Over the summer, Piper and I decided that we wanted to eat less meat.  Over the last couple of months, Jason has been commenting about how much better he feels when we eat less meat.

This is one of our new favorite recipes!

Lentil Hash


1 lb. dry lentils
6 potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes
1 red pepper, chopped
1 onion chopped
4 cloves garlic, pressed
4 tbsp olive oil
baby spinach (optional)


Soak lentils in a pot with about 8 cups of water with a few pinches of salt.  If they are still not ready when you want to start cooking, bring the pot to a boil.  Lentils are tiny and they soften fairly quickly.

Put potatoes in a pot with water to cover them and bring to a boil.  You don't want them to be mush, a little firmness is ok, but get them a little softened.  How is that for directions?  

Heat oil in pan, add onions and potatoes and sautee over medium heat for about 5 minutes, add garlic and cook until potatoes are tender.  Add lentils, salt and pepper to taste.  Allow to cook together for a few minutes.

If you want, while the pan is still over the heat, add some baby spinach leaves and allow to wilt.