Lentils with Fried Eggs — Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, October 21st, 2013

Lentils with Fried EggsWhen it comes to vegetarian cooking, sometimes all it takes is a little extra protein to transform a seemingly sidelike dish into the star of any meal. Red, black, or white beans, seasoned tofu or a scoop of quinoa all beef up green salads, simply roasted vegetables and whole grains quickly, churning out a finished product that was not only easy to prepare but also hearty enough to count as a full meal. Eggs, too, are a go-to source of filling protein, and given their versatility — think options for scrambling, poaching and frying — they pair well with a myriad of dishes.

Food Network Magazine uses this idea to create its Lentils with Fried Eggs, a quick-to-make recipe full of bold flavors. Start by sauteing shallots and celery with thyme, then add a splash of vinegar and pinch of sugar to balance the acidic taste, and mix in diced tomatoes and brown lentils for substance. After just a few minutes of cooking, add tangy Dijon mustard and fresh parsley, and top each serving of lentils with a butter-fried egg. You’ll want something to sop up the remnants of the rich runny egg yolk and sweet-savory tomato sauce, and for that, soft pita bread is just what’s needed.

Get the Recipe: Lentils with Fried Eggs from Food Network Magazine

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

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Comments (3)

  1. Very Unhappy says:

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  2. Appalled says:

    Dear Very Unhappy,

    Your comment is rude and hurtful.

  3. Dave Whittle says:

    This is well worth a try.

    Quinoa is an excellent protein and not too long ago we discovered Quinoa Cakes.
    For this we use cooked quinoa with a parmesan type cheese, garlic, all-purpose flour, seasoning and eggs to make cakes which we mix and cook in a hot pan until crispy.
    We have these "on the go" all the time and use them for snacks. Recommended.
    Not my recipe but found on Huffington Post.Search for "Quinoa Cakes".

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