Super Simple & Fast Emerald (French) Green Lentils

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by the80srule

I was really curious to try green lentils for a while; I was mostly familiar with brown and red lentils but saw that green ones were usually pricey. I was able to get some bulk for cheap and was pleasantly surprised with their taste and texture. They're also pretty to look at! This is a super simple side dish for 2-3 people; can be easily multiplied if cooking for your family/a crowd. This goes great with some couscous or quinoa. If using a pressure cooker, cut the time in half or a little less.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Add the lentils and marjoram. If using dried parsley, add now too. Lower the heat.
  2. Cover loosely and let cook for 20-30 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove any excess water if the lentils didn't absorb all of it, then put them into a serving bowl. If using fresh parsley, add now and mix well.
  4. Drizzle a little olive oil evenly into the bowl (about 1 teaspoon or so, maybe a little less) and mix well.
  5. Serve, salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy.

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