Marinated Garden Lentil Pita + French Lentils

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Healthy lunch that tasted pretty good. I definitely will be making this again. Making lentils from scratch is the way to go.

Marinated Garden Lentil Pita

Serves 2

Ingredients:

½ cup cooked lentils (from a can or homemade recipe below)

1 carrot, chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. red win vinegar

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1 whole-wheat pita pocket, toasted and cut in half

Directions:

Mix together lentils, carrot, celery, bell pepper, oil, vinegar, seasoning, salt and pepper. Stuff pita with mixture.

Recipe Fitness Magazine

French Lentils

Ingredients:

1 cup French green lentils

1 small onion

1 medium carrot, cut into 4 pieces

1 celery stalk cut into 4 pieces

1 garlic clove, smashed

1 bay leaf

3 ½ cups chicken broth

Directions:

Put lentils in strainer and rinse under water. Toss onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and bay leaf into medium saucepan. Pour in broth and lentils, bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or till lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Drain lentils and remove herbs and vegetables.

Recipe by Around My French Table

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