Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

How to Make It

Place lentils in a medium saucepan. Cover with water to 3 inches above lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté shallots 2 minutes. Add lentils, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper; toss.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Good, fast and loved

April 21, 2015
I was using the Red Lentil and Rice recipe, but it was a bit time consuming. This was fast and everyone liked it better! I double the recipe and we just eat it as a main dish with rice made with 1 cup coconut milk. Yum!

KathrynNC's Review

December 14, 2014
Served with Mustard-Glazed Salmon from same issue and thought it was great. First time I have really enjoyed a lentils recipe. Simple to make, too.


July 08, 2016
used onions.  this was just a great recipe!