Leeks and Lentils with Parsley

By Lauren Vaught
April 26, 2014
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Author Notes: Leeks and lentils are a good combination because they’re both buttery. The subtle and sweet onion flavor from the leeks rounds out this rich, French inspired dish.Lauren Vaught

Serves: 2-4

  • 5 leeks
  • 2/3 cup lentils of your choice
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  1. Spray oil a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add 3-5 trimmed, well trimmed and rinsed leeks, halved, cut-side down.
  3. Turn all leeks over and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Season leeks with a little salt, ground pepper, and 2 tbsp. of maple syrup.
  5. Pour 1 c. vegetable stock into the skillet, cover with a lid, and lower heat to simmer. Cook leeks for 15-30 minutes, or until very tender.
  6. Meanwhile, bring 2/3 c. lentils and 1 1/2 c. water to simmer and cover with a lid. Cook lentils for 15-25 minutes, or until tender; then drain off any excess water.
  7. To serve, portion leeks onto plate, top with the lentils, and sprinkle with fresh minced parsley.

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