By So Cal Gal on May 28, 2007
Photo by Kitty Z
Photo by Kitty Z
"So simple, yet so good! A great side dish or cracker spread. Be sure to use freshly ground pepper in this, as it makes a big difference in the flavor. (Slightly adapted from a recipe in The Low Oxalate Cookbook, Book Two.)"
Serving Size: 1 (52 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"So good - and one of our favorite meals, along with broccoli or green beans. I omit the onion & garlic powder in favor of fresh onion & garlic cooked along with the lentils like some other reviewers suggested."
"I made some changes to this one, with favorable results. I fried a bit of onion and garlic in some butter before adding the lentils and cut out the dry spices. Also, when the lentils were ready, I tossed in dash or two of bread crumbs to make the consistency more like mashed potatoes; just enough to get the lentils a little tacky. Great side dish for vegetarian comfort foods. Thanks for the recipe!"
"This tasted pretty good on it's own, but I used it as a sandwich spread and unfortunately, it got a little lost amongst all the other flavors. Next time I'll just eat it as a side dish or a dip. Thanks for sharing!"
"This recipe has become a staple part of my diet. Absolutely love it. Never felt compelled to write a review before, but this is so simple, quick, affordable, and tasty! Excellent."
"Delicious! Simple, filling, inexpensive and SO tasty. I will definitely be making this dish a lot!"
"I absolutely loved this!!...you hit it on the head with the statement so simple yet so good...this will be a new staple side in my house... I can pull it out quick as can be 'cause I always have a bag of lentils from the bulk store in the pantry for sprouting...I tagged this for "I Recommend", and made it twice in less than a week...I have taken to doing it in veggie broth because I happen to have a giant pot of it freshly made this week and because of that I skipped the oil...but I can see this being good with the oil, margarine, additional spices or even a nut milk to really make it creamy...the way i had it it was incredibly "buttery" tasting, melt in your mouth yumminess...a new go to comfort food for me...I can eat a whole pot myself -> I'll say it againYUM :) - SO SIMPLE YET SO GOOD! Thanks So Cal Gal!!"
"This is ok...it was my first time making and eating lentils. It is a unique taste and I don't think it really resembles mashed potatoes...I think I will try making it again because of the health factor, but next time I will be sure to blend it instead of mashing it. I think if it were whipped more, the texture would have been better."
"I love this! I added a little extra water and put some chicken boullion in it to stretch it, while still giving it flavor. Excellent! I too added some fresh onions. I've also made it adding a couple of tablespoons of pizza sauce, which is excellent too! THANKS!"
"Really liked this recipe. Added a couple of slices of bacon (everything is better with bacon in my house). Also, I used fresh chopped onion and minced garlic to replace the powders. Great stuff. Would make this again. Thanks!"
"Quite tasty and very quick!"
"Surprisingly tasty, nutritious, and the kids loved it!"
"I was skeptical, but this really was good. I also used fresh onion when boiling the lentils and a little milk when mashing, but the milk caused the mashed lentils to turn an unattractive green color. Luckily my husband has an open mind."
"Very tasty, almost like garlic mashed potatoes, except better for you! I complicated it a bit by using fresh onions (1/3 cup) and garlic (1 clove), which I cooked together with the lentils. I also added about 2 tablespoons of milk while mashing, for extra smoothness. I might use a bit more next time, but this is really very good even without it. Thanks!"