Lentil Crostini

lentil crostiniThe greatest thing about lentils is they can sit out at a party and still taste great.  I added aromatic vegetables and herbs for a quick appetizer.  Yesterday I used the leftovers as a side dish and it was just as good as the day I made it. If you love mushroom toast you’ll love this umami laden recipe! Substitute the chicken stock for water to transform this recipe into a vegetarian one.  Remove the toast and serve on top of lettuce of a paleo friendly app.

Lentil Crostini

  • 1 lb lentils, prepared
  • olive oil
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic,  minced
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 3/4 chicken stock
  • handful fresh parsley
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 baguette, sliced 1/2 inch on a bias
  • canola oil spray
  • Dice all of the vegetables into small pieces, about 1/4 inch.
  • Add olive oil to a saute pan over medium high heat.
  • Add vegetables and cook until soft and lightly browned, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add lentils and chicken stock.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the stock is reduced by half.
  • Check seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  • Turn the broiler on high.
  • Spread the slices of bread onto a cookie sheet and spray with canola oil.
  • Toast under the broiler until light golden brown.
  • Flip the bread slices over and toast again.
  • Spoon the lentils over the crostini and serve warm or at room temperature.

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xoxo, Jessica (Army Wife to Suburban Life)

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