Lentils & Mushrooms Recipe

If you are looking for a simple, vegetarian recipe then you've come to the right place.  It's super hearty! Great for dinner, great for lunches, just plain great!  This recipe uses jarred lentils so there isn't any stock or simmering involved. A satisfying meal in less than half an hour.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2

2 tbsp oil
1 medium sized onion
2 cloves garlic
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
250g Portobello mushrooms
400g jarred lentils
3/4 tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt

1. Heat a pot over medium/high heat.  Add the oil and then saute the onion, garlic and carrot all at the same time.  Saute until the onion has become translucent and the carrots have softened .  During that time you can prepare the mushrooms.

2. Wipe mushrooms clean, trim the bottoms and chop or slice them.

3. Add the mushrooms to the softened vegetables.  Stir until mushrooms have softened and become golden in colour, usually about 8 minutes.

4. Add the lentils and the thyme and then season with the teaspoon of salt.

5. Keep stirring until lentils have warmed through.  Season with one half a tablespoon of soy sauce if desired.  Serve and enjoy.