Lentil Carrot Potato Hash uses pre-cooked dried lentils, then everything else is done in one skillet. The textures are varied and the flavors divine. Easy!
Comfort food is warm, filling and tasty and those are exactly the sentiments that Lentil, Carrot Potato Hash conjures up. We seem to have some sort of lentil about once a week. Another one that is also on this blog that adds lots of comfort is Hearty Chickpeas and Red Lentils. That’s an easy and fun recipe to tackle also.
Besides being full of protein – lentils actually come in different varieties that cook up quite differently. Ed has even requested colors before. Like, ‘How about some green lentils tonight?’ So I happily comply. I am not sure he is thinking of a special dish but green lentils it is.
Actually, any direction is very appreciated. My mind goes blank on some nights. I am sure you’ve been there. What’s for dinner? I know that meal planning is the way to go but don’t those weeks just fly by sometime?
You think you are set with all the food and recipes lined up for the week and then all of a sudden those days are behind you and the food is gone.
Once, I even made a one month list in which I figured I could do the same rotation every month and no one would notice. Just favorite recipes. It worked really well but then I wanted to update it with new recipes and delete others and I never got back to it – and then I forgot.
This post has been a real help to me in reminding me to do a new month of recipes for rotation. Believe me, Lentil Carrot Potato Hash will be on it. Did I mention how easy it is? You pre-cook the lentils and then everything else is done in one skillet. The textures are varied and the flavors divine. It makes me smile.
Lentil Carrot Potato Hash
- 1 cup dried green lentils
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 large russet potato
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 large carrot, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
- 1 can about 15 unces diced tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Cook the lentils:
- Put the vegetable broth and 1 cup dried lentils in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil.
- Turn down the heat and cook for 20 minutes (check your package directions).
- Drain the liquid off of the lentils.
- Set the lentils aside.
- In a skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil to medium heat and saute the onion until it is translucent - about 10 minutes.
- Remove the onion and set aside.
- In the same skillet add the rest of the coconut oil and add the carrot.
- Saute the carrot for 5 minutes.
- Add the potato along with the carrot.
- Cook on medium high heat to brown on all sides. About 15 minutes.
- Next comes the tomato paste - stir into the veggie mixture.
- Add the diced tomatoes, sauteed onion, the 3 herbs and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Then put in the cooked lentils and heat through - about 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve with crusty bread and a fresh salad.
This recipe serves 2 to 4 people but it is easy to double for a larger group.
Lentil, Carrot and Potato Hash does not freeze well because of the potato. I was hoping but the potato was just not a good texture after freezing.