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Lentils in Vinaigrette


  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 2-3 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup vinaigrette (your favorite)


Fire your oven until it reaches 700ºF, and then allow the temperature to fall to about 500ºF. You can rake out the coals if you are cooking other low to moderate temperature dishes, or leave them if your other dishes require higher heat. The lentils themselves will bake in one hour in a moderate 400ºF oven.

Sauté the vegetables in a terracotta baking dish until lightly brown. Add the lentils and water. Our Forno Bravo bakeware won’t crack from the temperature change.

Cover and bake for an hour. You don’t have to drain the lentils, so just add your vinaigrette and let it sit for a minute.

It’s easier than lentils on the cook top and tastes much better.

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