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I might jazz this up a bit with fire roast tomatoes or tomatoes with green chilis. I’d add salt and pepper earlier to cook into the lentils and agree with using veg broth instead of water. Green lentils are a perfect backdrop for many flavors esp curry, Italian, even Mexican. So add your favorite spices.
I have made this recipe many times over the last couple of years and it’s delicious. I like that it is not over-seasoned, and the flavor of the vegetables, garlic, and lentils does the work. Easy to make and just a great vegan comfort food.
Bland and is like eating oatmeal with a few veggies.
How would someone cook this if they do not have an Instant Pot?
I agree, but I started using broth instead of water and it makes an huge improvement!
You cook lentils at a simmer 20-30 minutes on the stove. Have them just covered by the liquid.