Puy lentils are quite possibly the best thing since sliced bread.
I’m serious. They are amazing.
On their own, in a curry, as a side dish – they are so versatile, not to mention incredibly fibrous and good for you. At my work there’s a couple of dishes which include puy lentils, such as sea bass with a tarragon vinaigrette which looks amazing, or a lighter dish of goat’s cheese salad with puy lentils. This is similar in nature to that dish, though the saltiness of the bacon compliments the woody flavour of the lentils. I love this!
You can buy ready cooked pouches of puy lentils which make this meal fast and convenient, but oh so much healthier than take away!
Ingredients for one:
125g ready cooked puy lentils
1 rasher bacon, chopped
handul cherry tomatoes, halved
feta, as much as you want
salt and pepper
coconut oil, for frying
olive oil, for drizzling
Heat the coconut oil over medium heat on the hob and sauté the onions. Add the cherry toms and bacon and fry until cooked.
Meanwhile heat the lentils in a microwave according to the instructions on the packet. Once hot, add to the pan with the bacon etc and mix. Tip onto a plate and sprinkle over salt, pepper and as much feta as you fancy. Drizzle with olive oil and you’re ready to go.