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July 8, 2007

Lentils and Split Peas

Lentils and Split Peas

Alexis loves split peas, lentils, quinoa and any other sort of bean or grain. The other day it was a bit fall like outside (Oh yeah! I love that kind of weather!) and Alexis asked for split peas. I decided to play with a little bit and this is what I came up with. Alexis loved it and so did I! I was very pleased and will most definitely be making this dish again.

What You'll Need:
Extra virgin olive oil
1 leek, chopped
2 ribs of celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
3 large button mushrooms, chopped
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup of yellow split peas
1/2 cup of green split peas
1/2 cup of lentils
1/3 cup of barley
1/3 cup of quinoa
32 ounces of low sodium vegetable or chicken broth

Sauté veggies in a little extra virgin olive oil with a pinch of sea salt and a little freshly ground black pepper. Add split peas, lentils, barley and quinoa and stir to mix. Pour in broth and let cook for 30-40 minutes until lentils and split peas are tender and the broth is absorbed.

Notes: You could also add more broth and make a soup out of this recipe. It's totally up to you. It would also make a good filling for a wrap or burrito with a little cumin and chili powder added.

Posted by Dianne at July 8, 2007 10:05 AM

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is that steam rising out of the bowl in the picture? :)

Posted by: katherine at July 9, 2007 7:43 PM

Yes...Or maybe it's a lentil ghost! ;o)

Posted by: Dianne at July 9, 2007 8:08 PM

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