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Author Notes: My friend Maili is a chef and I love her recipe for Lentils with Chimichurri Sauce which is a little addictive, taking boring lentils to a new place with a bit of spice. One day I was too lazy to make hers but I felt like lentils so I threw together my version of the recipe using hot sauce and parsley instead of the chimichurri sauce and I added arrugula. I also use shrimp instead of tofu when I am not transporting it. It is so easy, so delicious, and yes, still addictive so you have been warned. —Cynthia
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 2 cups Trader Joe's packaged black lentils or 2 cups cooked lentils
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup finely chopped italian parsley
- 1 cup fresh arugula or spinach
- 3 tablespoons Frank's original hot sauce or similar hot sauce
- 1 packet firm tofu, cubed OR 15 medium cooked shrimp
- Heat oil in large pan and saute onions until soft. (About 10 minutes.)
- Stir in lentils, parsley, arugula and salt.
- Stir in hot sauce until completely combined.
- Remove from heat and stir in tofu or shrimp.
- Let sit 15 minutes then stir again and spoon into serving dish or portable container.
- Serve at room temperature.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Portable Side