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Lentils and Leeks!!!


1 lb. of dried lentils – rinsed and sifted through

Soak for lentils:

1 tsp. salt
¼ cup vinegar
1 cup water

The rest of the ingredients:

1 pint grape tomatoes – halved
5 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 bunch of leeks – cleaned and chopped
Olive oil for drizzling

Spice Mix:

½ tsp. salt
¼ red pepper flakes
½ tsp. cumin
1 tsp. hot curry
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

Soak lentils until water is absorbed.

Heat a large frying pan or sauce pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the garlic and leeks. Sauté until the leeks until softened and add the lentils along with another cup of water and the halved tomatoes. Simmer until the lentils soften, and water is mostly absorbed. You might need to add a touch more water if the burner is too high and the water absorbs too quickly.

Combine the seasonings for the spice mix and add to the lentils and toss.

This is a very nice side dish or perfect over rice.

With Love,



  1. What a nice recipe, I not only love lentils and leeks...I like the way it sounds when you say it! :)

  2. I love lentilsd and this look delicious! Happy new year again!

  3. This looks great and perfect for a winter day. Wishing you a healthy and happy year.

  4. Tomorrow i will buy leeks and will cook this recipe.
    Happy now gear!!

  5. Lentils are one of my favorites and this looks delicious. Happy New Year to you Katherine.

  6. I love lentils, is a perfect side dish non only for Christmas time...Wishing you a very happy Year Catherine....

  7. Two of my favorites in one pan! Love it!

  8. Es un plato que siempre preparo me encantan,que tengas un gran año de muchas bendiciones,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  9. I love leeks and lentils. This is perfect. Happy New Year.

  10. Catherine hanging around you I could put on 10 lbs. in no time...:)

  11. I also love lentils and haven't made them for the New Year yet (I figure I have a 30 day leeway). This would be perfect!

  12. Looks like a healthy way to start the year out right! Thank you. Blessings ~ tanna

  13. yummy, seems delicious for Filipinos also. :)

  14. Yes please! This is what I want for lunch :)

  15. What a perfect dish to start the new year! It may be the 'Indian' in me 'cause I love lentils and anything in the onion family:)
    Happy New Year to you Catherine!!

  16. I really needed thattttt, I am so tired of meat. wow txs for that. I love leeks, I hope I'll like lentils too. Kisses Catherine and I wish you a new year filled with amazing experiences.


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