Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sweet and Sour Lentils

Have I spoken about my love of lentils?  Haha.  But really, lentils are (in my opinion) the most versatile and delicious legume.  There is so much you can do with them, we eat them at least a couple of times a week.  One of our favourites is this recipe.  Served with rice and a green salad, sweet and sour lentils are a quick, healthy, and hearty meal.

Sweet and Sour Lentils

1 chopped onion
3 cloves minced garlic
2 cups lentils
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
salt and pepper
1 tbsp cornstarch

*Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft
*Add lentils, broth, water and bay leaf and bring to a boil
*Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes
*Remove bay leaf and add sugar, apple juice, vinegar, salt and pepper and simmer for 5 more minutes
*Add sifted cornstarch and stir quickly until thickened

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