Lentil & Cheese Quesadillas

2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 15 oz (450 g) can lentils, drained and rinsed ½ tsp (2 mL) seasoning salt ½ tsp (2 mL) oregano ¾ cup (175 mL) Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese 6 flour tortillas Heat heavy skillet over medium heat; add oil and sauté onion,...

Lentil Coconut Curry

1 onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 2 large apples, cut and cubed 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil 2 cups (500 mL)green lentils, cooked or canned 2 Tbsp (30 mL) curry powder (mild) ½ cup (125 mL) water or vegetable stock 4 oz (100 g) can coconut milk 1 lime unrefined sea...

Lentil Chili

1 lb (500 g) ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 19 oz (475 g) can tomato sauce 1 cup (250 mL) green lentils, cooked or canned 10 oz (250 g) can whole mushrooms, drained ½ cup (125 mL) water 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chili powder ½ tsp (2 mL) black pepper 1 Tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar...

Mini Lentil Sliders

1¾ cups (425 mL) dry red lentils 2 cups (500 mL) vegetable stock 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1/6 cup (37 mL) onion, fine dice ½ Tbsp (7 mL) garlic, minced ¼ red pepper, diced 1 carrot, shredded 3 mushrooms, grated ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper, ground ¼ tsp (1 mL)red chili flakes ¼ tsp...

Chef Ronald St.Pierre, Locals Restaurant, Courtenay, BC

Locals Island Bison Tournedos with Braised Lentil Ragout This dish is a serious course in the elements of classic French cooking.   The Braised French Lentil Ragout is outstanding.   And yes, bison are being farmed (ranched?) on Vancouver Island, near Black Creek in the lush Comox River Valley. ...

Red Lentil Latkes

1/2 cup (125 mL) dry red lentils 1 medium potato (about 1/2 pound – 225 g), grated (peeling is optional) 1 large egg 1 garlic clove, crushed and minced 2 green onions, finely sliced 2 Tbsp (30 mL)  grated Parmesan or other cheese (optional) dash or two of hot sauce (optional) 1/4 tsp (1 mL)...

Braised Chicken Thighs with Lentils

2-3 Tbsp (30-45 mL) canola oil 1 celery stick, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced thinly 1 carrot, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced thinly 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 1 1/2 Tbsp (22 mL) all purpose flour 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme, or a few sprigs...

Lentil Purée

For the Cooked Lentils 3 cups (750 mL) of water or broth 1 cup (250 mL) of your favourite lentils ½ teaspoon (2mL) sea salt For the Purée 2 cups (500 mL) of cooked lentils ½ cup (125 mL) of water For the cooked lentils, combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring...

Grilled Salmon Over Lentil Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

This healthy, delicious meal is easy to make and easy to enjoy. Eat it for lunch, dinner or even a picnic. Canola oil in the marinade and vinaigrette allows the zingy taste of the Dijon mustard and fresh herbs to come through. Canola oil also provides heart-smart omega-3 fat along with the salmon...

Spicy Lentil Beef Burger

• 500 g (1/2 lb) lean ground beef • 2 garlic cloves • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ginger • 1 cup (250 mL) cooked lentils • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce, reduced sodium • 1 egg • 10 sprigs parsley or cilantro, chopped • 2 green onions, chopped • 1/2 cup (125 mL) bread crumbs Put all...