Lazy Lentils

Toni Okamoto

A bowl of lazy lentils

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  1. 1 ½ cups green, black, or brown lentils, rinsed
  2. 4 cups vegetable stock or broth
  3. 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  4. 1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)
  5. 1 teaspoon minced jalapeño pepper (optional)
  6. ½ teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning (optional)
  7. Freshly ground black pepper

Archaeological studies show that humans have been eating lentils for up to 13,000 years. You know why? Because lentils are great! They’re a healthy source of protein, and they’re easy to throw together in all kinds of dishes. This is a simple but warming dish that’s full of flavour.


Serves 4.


  • Combine the lentils, vegetable broth, onion, garlic, jalapeño (if using), and salt in a slow cooker; mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Season with salt (if using) and pepper.

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