French Lentils with Chard

French Lentils with Chard
Recipe Date:
August 26, 2020
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  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lentils, preferably imported green lentils, washed and picked over 2 1/4 cups
  • a bouquet garni made with 2 bay leaves, a Parmesan rind and a sprig or two each of thyme and parsley
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bunch swiss chard (3/4 to 1 pound), stemmed, washed and coarsely chopped
  • freshly grated parmesan, crumbled goat cheese or feta for serving

Tasting notes: Lentils and chard are great to pair with Pinot because they compliment the earthy aspect of the wine and  let the fruit hsine through. 

Serena's tips: If you don't like chard, use arugula or spinach!


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Recipe courtesy of Martha Rose Schulman and the New York Times. Photo courtesy of Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times.