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Monday, February 21, 2011

Lentils with White Wine and Tomatoes

Quizno's has taken over my life.

For one of my classes I am creating an entire advertising campaign for the company. This involves endless market research, target audience examination, and more Quizno's sandwiches than I can even count.

I swear by the end of this I'll have tried every item on the menu. Not sure how I feel about that. Either way, I have gained a new appreciation for home-cooked meals. Especially ones that only require one pot.

This dish is just about everything you want in a home-cooked meal. It's homey. It's warm and fragrant. The only thing I regret about making it is that I am now entirely out of wine. This must be remedied.

Lentils with White Wine and Tomatoes


2 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
2 1/2 cups brown lentils
6 cups water
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 cup dry white wine
Freshly ground pepper


In a large soup pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil and saute the onion and carrots until softened.

Add the lentils and coat with the oil. Add the water, tomatoes, wine, pepper, and zucchini and bring to a boil.

Simmer on low heat with the top ajar for roughly an hour, or until the liquid is absorbed.

Finish with another grind of pepper.

Serve with meat dish or on its own with a big green salad.


  1. I am all over this dish, sans the onions - and I may spice it up with some sriracha hot sauce!

    Thanks for sharing! :D

  2. Ooh, I bet some sriracha would be delicious with it!!

  3. I've just started experimenting with lentils and have been looking for other dishes to try. This looks great!

  4. I've never cooked with lentils before! I should try this one.

  5. This looks fabulous- lentils make for such an incredible dish!

  6. Eating out is fun but too much can certainly make you miss a good home cooked meal! This looks great :).

  7. what a healthy dish - great use of lentils!

  8. As I read this I was eating lentils! How ironic. Great recipe - I wonder how the addition of white wine will taste? I am intrigued!

    Quiznos...I totally want to like it but I simply don't. I can't put my finger on it...

  9. Wow.... that looks pretty easy and tasty!
    Great recipe :)

  10. just came across your blog! it's fabulous! you have some great insight on your posts! that looks super good!