I've found lentils do well with any seasoning really...just depends on the dish you wanting.
ourday what did you try making? I've noticed certain meals have a bit of a learning curve but once you get the hang of them they are easy as pie! I use lentils a lot. DH has asked me to stop using them so much.
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I sautee onions too...add to the lentils with cumin, and either paprika or chili powder to taste. My dad puts ketchup and weird stuff like that in them (he's from Ecuador, and ate a LOT of lentils growing up!)
Thank you! One way I had been preparing them was to simmer them with water, 8oz can of tomato sauce, and taco seasoning to taste (or 1 tsp. each: cumin, garlic salt, paprika, onion powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper). I found the recipe on VegWeb and it has been a hit with both my husband and daughter. She scarfed her portion
I really love french green lentils cooked simple with some whole garlic, salt and a bay leaf. Then I saute onions, celery, carrot and peppers and fresh thyme, add the lentils and a simple vinaigrette and serve over tender salad greens and simple rice
I cook the onion (brown it slowly) and garlic separately, with plenty of oil. And I stir those into the lentils after the lentils cook. It flavors them really well. Thyme tastes good with lentils, as does rosemary.
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I sautee 1 onion, 2 carrots, 2 celery (all chopped small) in olive oil until soft (about 10 minutes) then add 3 minced garlic cloves for 30-60 seconds (do not burn)
Spice choices are thyme & rosemary or oregano & basil or mexican seasoning with chili Add one selection or spices or the other not all.
Then add full pkg of lentils (sorted & rinsed)
I then add a can of chopped tomatoes and
2 cups of chicken broth or water
Salt & pepper to taste.
simmer until cooked (about 45 minutes)
(more broth or water can be used if you want a thinner product)
Optional: add 1/4 cup sherry or marsala wine to pot when lentils are ready.
place grated swiss cheese in bottom of bowl
sprinkle with parlsey