Lentils are one of those foods I make now and then and think to myself I should make them more often. They're easy to make, versatile, and super healthy. I reached for the glass jar of brown lentils on my pantry shelf and got to work making them into a high fibre/high protein puree for baby. I threw in some carrot and onion to enhance the flavour and texture of the puree.
Here's how I made it:
1 tbsp canola oil
1/4 onion, diced
1/2 cup carrot, diced
1 cup lentils
2 cups water
pre-boiled water to puree
I heated the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. I added the onion and carrot and sauteed for a few minutes until the veggies softened. Then I added the lentils and 2 cups of water and brought it to a boil. I reduced the heat to low, covered the saucepan, and allowed the lentils to simmer for 45 minutes until tender.
I scooped the cooked lentils into the blender and added enough pre-boiled water to get a rolling blend.
My little guy gobbled up his lentils. Good thing because I've got lots more freezing in a mini muffin tray. I'll serve them alone or in combination with a cube or two of veggie purees.
Do lentils make it to your family dinner table often? How do you like to prepare them?