Batch Cook Lentils

Lentils | A Cheesemonger's Daughter
Start the week off with this simple batch of lentils. I love topping salads with them, on a jacket potato with goats milk yogurt, heated up with rice or quinoa or made into a quick soup. And can we talk about affordable?? The cost of all this breaks down to about $4.

prep + cook 2 hours | serves ~6 (or great as a batch cook for up to a week!)


  • 1 bag dried lentils (choose your fave color)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 small cloves garlic
  • Ham, speck, prosciutto (optional) minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 peppercorns

 the how-tos

  1. Get the onion, garlic and ham (if using) started over a moderate/low heat in a heavy bottomed pot with a splash of olive oil. Cook until soft.
  2. Add the lentils, bay leaf and peppercorns and cover with boiling water. Bring back to a boil and reduce to low heat and cover and cook 1-2 hours until the lentils are soft. Serve or store for up to a week.

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