Puy lentils, cous cous and greens

puy lentils

Summer is coming and here is a dish which you can not refuse on a hot day served with some cider! Yummy!

Serves 4

250 grams of puy lentils (washed and boiled, leave it in a bowl nicely peppered)
250- 300 grams of wholemeal cous cous (try to find slightly bigger ones or risi might work! use 100 gr for each person as a main dish)
1 red, 1 yellow pepper
4 – 5 pieces of spring onions
2 – 3 cloves of garlic (I added some dried garlic as well)
half or a whole can of dried tomatoes
a glass of white wine
salt and pepper
redpepper flakes or tabasco
olive oil

1. Boil the puy lentils for about 20 minutes till they get crispy, but soft. Add generous amounts of blackpepper, then let it cool down.
2. Boil some cous cous with a drizzle of olive oil and again, cool it down.
3. Chop the peppers and fry them gently with a bit of olive oil and dried garlic.
4. Once the peppers are soft enough add the dried tomatoes with chopped garlic, stir them gently for a couple of minutes.
5. Mix the puy lentils, add generous amounts of thyme, stir it, then pour some white wine, simmer it down for 5 – 10 minutes.
6. Add the cous cous and stir well, then pour this mixture into a bowl.
7. Finally add the chopped spring onions then serve with  a drizzle of lemon juice on it and some yoghurt aside!



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