French Lentils With Chard

Number of Servings: 6 (474g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
French Lentils with Chard

A perfect dinner for those nights when you could just use something hearty and warm, this classic French lentil stew is a vegetarian delight. Simple to prepare and comforting to the senses, once you make this, you’ll want to keep lentils on hand more often. If you can’t wait around for the lentils to cook, start the dish in the morning and let the softened savories, lentils, herbs, and broth cook in the slow cooker for 4 hours on high or 6 on low and add the greens twenty minutes before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley
  • 1 lb. French lentils
  • 2 quarts low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ┬╝ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until it begins to soften (3-5 minutes). Add the carrot and celery and cook, stirring, until all the vegetables are tender (4-5 minutes). Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring, until fragrant (30 seconds).
  2. Tie the herbs together. Add the lentils, low sodium vegetable broth, and herbs to the pan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until lentils are almost tender (40 minutes). Remove the herb bundle and add salt and pepper.
  3. Stir the chard into the simmering lentils. Cook until the lentils and greens are tender (5-10 minutes).
  4. Serve warm topped with Parmesan cheese.

 

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 474g

Amount per serving
Calories 340
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 42g
Protein 20g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 104.9mg 8%
Iron 5.6mg 35%
Potassium 725mg 15%
Vitamin A 334.6mcg 35%
Vitamin C 14.5mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.3mg 6%
Vitamin K 211.8mcg 180%
Thiamin 0.7mg 60%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 5.4mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 375.9mcg 94%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 2.2mcg 6%
Chloride 34.9mg 2%
Pantothenate 1.8mg 40%
Phosphorus 253.1mg 20%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 61.7mg 15%
Zinc 2.7mg 25%
Selenium 1.1mcg 2%
Copper 0.6mg 70%
Manganese 1.2mg 50%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.5mcg 8%

* 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.

Ingredients

Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), French Lentils, Swiss Chard, Carrots, Onion, Celery, Olive Oil, Garlic, Parmesan Cheese (pasteurized Part-skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Salt, Parsley, Thyme, Bay Leaf.

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