Lentils and Chard

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Enjoy this winning combination of flavor and nutrients from a healthy dose of protein, fiber, iron, phosphorus, and vitamins A and C. You can have it on the table in under an hour from start to finish!


  • 1 pound dried lentils
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Sort the lentils for any stones, then rinse the lentils and drain. Put the sorted lentils and the water in a heavy pot. Cover and place the pot over high heat. Add the bay leaf, garlic, and about a teaspoon of the chopped shallots to the lentils. Sprinkle with a little sea sal