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This was good. The dish tasted sweet, I am not sure if that was from the balsamic or the type of lentils I used. I like how the greens wilt into the lentils a bit.
Very tasty! I thought the flavor was great (nice balance of sweet, acidic, and peppery) without an extra salt and pepper. My husband liked it as well. I never tried watercress before this and didn't care for it raw so this was a nice way to tone it down. Yum! Note: I recommend draining through a fine mesh strainer/colander (I had trouble using just the saucepan lid since the lentils are small).
I love the sweet slightly soapy flavour of red lentils and the pepperyness of watercress. The two flavours work together really well in this dish. I was a bit heavy handed with the balsalmic vinegar. Luckily this didn't spoil the meal, but I think next time this dish will taste even better if I'm a bit more careful!