Roasted french lentils

Roasted french lentils

You know how I mentioned a dream I had the other night – the one about roasted chickpeas? Well, I didn’t tell you the whole story. I lay awake for hours, unable to fall asleep again. And in that blurry, half-awake time, I thought about this…roasted french lentils!! Move over, chickpeas, there’s a new roasted legume in town!! (Lentils are legumes, right? And chickpeas, too? No? Legumes sec?)

They turned out really delicious! I’m very excited! I made them like I usually do. And we ate them the first night fresh and hot, with a bunch of other stuff I can’t wait to tell you about. But today…I took the very well drained lentils, tossed them with a generous amount of olive oil, and roasted them in a hot oven (450) for about half an hour. Let them cool, tossed them with salt and lots of pepper. And…oh my goodness! They’re delicious! Crispy and very flavorful. My boys loved them! (BOTH boys!) The possibilities are endless. Scoop them up by the handful as a snack, or mix them with other salty crispy things to make a nice snacky mix. (My achey little brain is working on this one, I’ll get back to you!) Flavor them any way you like! Toss them on salads, or eggs, or potatoes, or greens!!

Here’s the Ethiopians with The Word is Love. I don’t think it has anything to do with french lentils, but I’ve listened to it about 100 times today. I just love it so much!!


9 thoughts on “Roasted french lentils

  1. Roasted lentils? What an interesting idea! I’ve tried roasted crispy chickpeas a few times, but never really got into them…maybe lentils (which I like much better anyway, haha) will do the trick. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Honey roasted potato salad with arugula and pecans | Out of the Ordinary

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