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White Wine Lentils with Mustard and Thyme (vegan and dairy-free)

A shot of Laura's open kitchen shelving with a bottle of wine, a glass of wine, and a paper bag on the counter.

I can’t stop it with the delicate, cozy, and beige consolation meals. And this week we’re including wine for further good measure. The simplicity of those white wine lentils and the truth that they persist with about 10 elements… it’s actually doing it for me. I’m at all times tempted so as to add extra layers of flavour (ie extra elements), however the easy goodness of shallots, white wine, mustard, and thyme… it simply works.

This recipe has tones of considered one of my hottest recipes: creamy French lentils with mushrooms and kale. This one is way less complicated although.

The quantity of elements is on the minimal finish with these white wine lentils. With that in thoughts, I’d suggest utilizing actually nice tasting wine and selfmade vegetable inventory in case you can swing it! Though I examined a model with the Higher Than Bouillon paste and we nonetheless actually loved it.

For an additional layer of consolation, I like to recommend serving these saucy lentils with one thing equally cozy. One thing like: mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, delicate polenta, or over some heat and fluffy rice or millet. If you wish to be actually further, you can make my harvest vegetable mash with roasted garlic and fried dukkah.

Within the photographs right here, I went with a fast cauliflower mash–so tasty. I simply steamed some cauliflower florets till delicate and mixed them in a meals processor with roasted garlic, a couple of bits of vegan butter, a splash of unsweetened almond milk, and many salt and pepper. Nearly as satisfying as mashed potatoes haha. If you need to see a extra formal recipe for one thing like that on right here, simply let me know.

I do know that feelings are driving extraordinarily excessive for lots of my American followers this week. I hope you could steal away some moments for your self and take any time that you just want for relaxation or simply to be away from a display. This yr has been.. lots. There may be consolation and energy to be present in nourishing ourselves, sharpening our collective instruments, defending our earth, and constantly displaying up for one another in our communities. The work doesn’t cease when this week is over. Hold rising.

An overhead shot of the ingredients used for a stewed lentil dish. There's shallots, garlic, grainy and Dijon mustard, white wine, parsley, thyme, French lentils, and a cream made out of cashews.
An overhead shot of a single serving of white wine lentils ladled on top of some creamy mashed cauliflower.


White wine lentils with mustard and thyme are creamy, flavourful, filling, easy to organize, and solely require about 10 elements.

PREP TIME15 minutes

COOK TIME25 minutes

TOTAL TIME40 minutes

Servings: 4

  • cup uncooked cashews, soaked for not less than 2 hours and drained
  • 1 teaspoon dietary yeast
  • cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, small cube
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup French lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable inventory
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • sea salt and floor black pepper, to style
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • In an upright blender, mix the drained cashews, dietary yeast, and water. Mix till utterly easy and creamy. Put aside.

  • Place a big saucepan or small soup pot over medium warmth. As soon as the pan is scorching, add the oil and swirl it round. Add the shallots to the pan and stir. Stir and sauté the shallots till they’re fairly translucent and delicate, about 6-7 minutes. Add the thyme and garlic to the pot and proceed to sauté till the garlic is kind of aromatic, about 1 minute.

  • Pour the wine into the pot and stir. Carry it as much as a powerful simmer and let the alcohol cook dinner off for a minute or so. Then, add the lentils to the pot and stir. Add the vegetable inventory to the pot and stir as soon as extra.

  • Carry the white wine lentils as much as a boil after which decrease the pinnacle to a simmer. Put a lid on the pot and let the lentils cook dinner till tender and many of the liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Test in on the lentils and stir them up right here and there.

  • As soon as the lentils are tender and there is simply sufficient liquid to cowl them, add the Dijon mustard and grainy mustard and stir. Add the cashew cream that you just made earlier to the pot and stir. Season the combination liberally with salt and pepper.

  • Test the white wine lentils for seasoning and alter if essential. Then, stir within the chopped parsley. Serve scorching!

  • I like to recommend serving these lentils with both mashed potatoes (or as a filling for a baked potato), mashed cauliflower, delicate polenta, or a fluffy heap of brown rice or millet. A lot of choices!
  • As a result of the ingredient listing is considerably minimal right here, I’d actually suggest selfmade vegetable inventory and utilizing a white wine that you just additionally take pleasure in consuming.
  • If in case you have a nut allergy, I’d hunt down an unsweetened non-dairy creamer that’s both oat or soy-based. You’ll want 3/Four cup!
  • I guess you’re questioning: Do I’ve to make use of two sorts of mustard? The reply is sure! You get little pops of flavour from the grainy mustard and the Dijon brings a number of that robust mustard-y flavour.
An overhead shot of a single serving of white wine lentils ladled on top of some creamy mashed cauliflower.

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