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French Lentils With Garlic and Thyme

6 servings


40 minutes

total time


3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped

2 1/4 cups French lentils

1 teaspoon dried or fresh thyme

3 bay leaves

1 tablespoon kosher salt

Celery, your choice

Splash of red wine vinegar

Spinach, your choice


Place a large saucepan over medium heat and add oil. When hot, add chopped vegetables and sauté until softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Add 6 cups water, lentils, thyme, bay leaves and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a fast simmer.

Simmer lentils until they are tender and have absorbed most of the water, 20 to 25 minutes. If necessary, drain any excess water after lentils have cooked. Serve immediately, or allow them to cool and reheat later.


Serving Size




Total Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

7 g

Trans Fat

0 g




259 mg

Total Carbohydrate

49 g

Dietary Fiber

8 g

Total Sugars

3 g


18 g

6 servings


40 minutes

total time
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