Braised Lentils and Leeks

Number of Servings: 4 (224 g)
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Elegance doesn’t come in simpler forms than this lovely dish of braised leeks. Serve beside your favorite lean cut of steak au poivre with some crusty whole wheat bread for a meal that will feel decadently French while remaining flawlessly simple.


  • 6 leeks
  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 T. dry vermouth
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 c. green lentils, cooked


  1. Cut off the dark green tops of the leeks and remove tough outer layers. Cut each in half lengthwise. Soak in cold water for 5-10 minutes and rinse clean.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter then add the vermouth. Place leeks cut-side down in the pan. Cook until starting to brown, 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the thyme and broth. Cover and simmer until leeks are tender, 10-15 minutes. Add the lentils and cook until lentils are warm.
  4. Remove and discard the thyme stems. Serve with cooking liquid.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 224 g

Amount per serving
Calories 195
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 25%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 16g
Protein 7g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 95.6mg 8%
Iron 4.6mg 30%
Potassium 430mg 10%
Vitamin A 189.6mcg 20%
Vitamin C 17.7mg 20%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 6%
Vitamin K 64.1mcg 50%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 175.5mcg 44%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.9mcg 6%
Chloride 78.8mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 20%
Phosphorus 138.2mg 10%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 56.3mg 15%
Zinc 0.8mg 10%
Selenium 2.8mcg 6%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.9mg 40%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 43.8mcg 100%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Leeks, Lentils, Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Onion, Organic Celery, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree, Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Savory Leaf, Organic Ground Bay Leaf), Butter (sweet Cream), Vermouth, Thyme.

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