The ingredients are incomplete and/or confusing. What is "1 dried lentils" 1 cup, 1 bag, 1 pound? Also, the directions say to add water but it's n...
...ot listed in the ingredients. How much? Add water according to package directions? It won't be possible to test this as written
Recipe question for: Lentil Ratatouille
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What I meant to say, is that one would think that recipes would at least be vetted, even if minimally, before being tossed out for testing. Like reading them to see if, in the case of this recipe, to see if the ingredient list is complete, which it obviously isn't, so how did it end up in the testing pile? Errors and omissions, misspellings grammatical errors are getting through with greater frequency, unfortunately. I agree, June: it's all gotten a bit sloppy.
Makes 2-3 big servings (if serving with pastas or rice, its more like 4-5 servings)
1 medium zucchini
1 medium yellow summer squash
1 medium onion
1 small eggplant
3-4 cloves garlic
1 cup dried lentils
1/2 cup water
3 medium to large tomatoes
handful fresh basil leaves
a few glugs of balsamic vinegar
couple sprigs of fresh oregano
salt and pepper
Drizzle a little olive oil into a large pot. Dice up the onion and place on medium heat and cook for a few minutes. Mince up the garlic and chop up the remaining veggies into medium sized pieces. Once the onion is cooke a bit and strting to smell oh so nice, toss the veggies and garlic into the pot. Mix, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place a lid on it. Cook for a few minutes to draw out a bit of liquid from the veggies. Now add in the lentils and the water. Stick the lid back on and let cook for about 30 minutes on medium low heat or until the lentils are starting to soften.
When the lentils are mostly soft, but still have a bit of biet, dice the fresh herbs and toss into pot with a few swings of balsamic vinegar. Stir and cook for another 8-10 minutes or until the lentils are full cooked.
Remove from heat and ladle into bowls..
Serve with rice, pasta, bread, a big old pile of fresh greens, or just as it is.
Eats fantastic right aways, or cold late at night standing in front of the fridge..