Lazy Lentils

Toni Okamoto

A bowl of lazy lentils

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.


  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


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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