- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup dried lentils
- 11⁄2 cups water or low-fat chicken or vegetable broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add olive oil and onions and saute until onions begin to soften. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add lentils, water, and thyme and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer about 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. (Cooking time may vary.) Serves 4.