Legumes (other than baked beans) are not traditionally associated with Independence Day fayre.
And as for having lentils at your July 4th party, fuhgeddabowdit.
But here's the thing (and there's always a thing) so many people are going vegetarian, vegan, or having a more plant-based diet in general, that there is actually a need to cater for the non-meat-eaters.
These lentils are so easy and good that even the most carnivorous among us will enjoy with gusto.
When I say easy, I mean chop some stuff, dump in stuff, slap a lid on the pot, and leave it until you are ready to fool with it...THAT easy.
Make you some cornbread to sop up the juice and maybe serve with a little jalapeno relish. Enjoy and have a happy Independence Day!
1lb. bag of Lentils
2-3 good sized Carrots, chopped
1 med. Onion, diced
2-3 good sized stalks of Celery, chopped
1/2 of a 2.75oz. jar of Roasted Garlic Seasoning
8 -10 cups water
1 can diced Tomatoes
Dump everything in a Dutch oven and stir.
Bring up to a boil.
Reduce the heat down to low and leave it on the stove, in the oven, or in the crock pot most of the day (6 or 7 hours.)
Stir periodically and add water if the lentils look a little dry.
This recipe is part of a 4th of July round-up. Please visit my fellow bloggers' sites to see all of their wonderful recipes:
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Love lentils! Pinned!ReplyDelete
We do too Ms. Rachel! :)Delete
Love, love, love lentils. I made a pot of lentil stew for an upcoming camping trip. This is a great recipe.ReplyDelete
We like legumes in any form. Give us a bowl full of beans or lentils and some cornbread and we are happy. :)Delete
Yum, making this tonight! Thanks for the idea!ReplyDelete
Glad I could help Ms. Brandi! :)Delete
I love lentil soup very much. You are so right that more meatless options should be on the table.ReplyDelete
We go meatless at least once a week so I am always looking for good vegetarian options.Delete
"1/2 jar of Roasted Garlic Seasoning" Recommended brand?ReplyDelete
Sure! I used McCormick's Grill Mates Roasted Garlic & Herb. :)Delete
That does sound like a nice dish to serve!ReplyDelete
It really is and so easy. :)Delete
Your Lentil Soup looks delicious. Hope you are enjoying all this fantastic weather we are having this year. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Thanks so much Miz Helen! We are enjoying the weather ut m garden is enjoying it even more. :)Delete