Review is only for the vegetables, which are wonderful, very 'robust' full flavored. Would definitely make again. This was the first time I've cooked with celeriac root, but won't be the last. I followed the recipe without any changes, but I served along side, not mixed into, CL Bacon,Onion and Brown Lentil Skillet which is my favorite lentil recipe. Also served with Bon Appetite Cauliflower w/Bacon, Capers, Red Peppers and Raisins. Was a wonderful 'veggie' dinner.
Lentils with Wine-Glazed Winter Vegetables
dory92064 Posted: 09/13/10
CherylR1954 Posted: 02/03/09
I am baffled at these reviews. The recipe looked great until I added the lentils and it turned into a brown mass. I ate about half a serving one night, tried it again for lunch the next, and will be tossing the remains. And I'm a vegetarian used to lentil dishes. This was a real disappointment since I had been hoping to use the celeriac that I picked up at the organic food coop this week. I'll oven roast the rest of it w/olive oil, salt, and pepper.
SKRoseVA Posted: 01/26/09
This is a wonderful recipe. It's true that it is not very pretty, but the combination of flavors was unusual and delicious. I served it with some crusty olive bread, which seemed to compliment the dish very well.
PleasingPalate Posted: 09/14/09
I thought this was awesome! Celery root is just in season along with parsnips (my family owns a farm) so I was looking for a new recipe that incorporated both flavors, and this did it beautifully. I loved it and so did the rest of my family. I omitted the butter and cooking oil as I felt it just didn't need the extra fat and the recipe turned out fantastic without it. Definitely a keeper!
JaBinn Posted: 01/23/11
Delicious and very filling. I made it as written, with one exception, I forgot the butter at the end. I didn't miss it. As others have noted, it isn't the prettiest dish I've ever made. I threw some chopped fresh parsley on top to break up the brown. I think I'll try it with red lentils next time, just for looks. I will definitely make this one again.
COHockeyMom Posted: 04/21/11
Definitely better the next day when the flavors of the wine, vegetables, and herbs have had a chance to meld. Adding enough tomato paste definitely the key to it not looking so unappetizingly brown, or using different lentils (pink or red), I added a little more than a TB of the tomato paste and also added some fresh thyme...YUMMY and a great, healthy, meatless main dish!
kapc21 Posted: 01/11/12
I have not eaten many root vegetables before, but this was not good any way you look at it. I will not make this again. I followed the recipe exactly, it was easy enough, but has no appeal.
Vladster Posted: 03/27/13
It was a very tasty recipe. I used red lentils but cooking them for 25 minutes was a mistake - they turned into total mush. Next time I will just cook them as I always do to make sure they remain whole and pretty. I didn't find the color objectionable (even with mushy lentils). The root veggies were awesome and I might just do that next time - sans lentils. Overall, a good find.
charoulli Posted: 01/13/13
This was a great dish! My husband doesn't care for root vegetables almost at all and he somewhat cares for lentils! He LOVED this dish and had leftovers the next day for lunch. I am definitely making this again. A very healthy meal! Veggies and legumes. I served with Greek yogurt.
bellymama Posted: 01/27/14
This was delicious and hearty. My husband took one bite and said, "Wow, yum!" That's high praise from a guy who thinks every meal should contain a pork product! Another plus is that the serving size is quite generous. We will be enjoying this recipe again on another cold winter evening. All that's needed to round out the meal is some crusty bread, a green salad and the remaining wine.
CindyW Posted: 10/21/13
This was the first time I've had parsnips. The dish is quite tasty! We served it alongside some white rice.