• bay leaf 1 bay leaf
  • butter 1 tsp. butter, optional
  • dried green lentils 1 cup green lentils
  • eggs 2 eggs
  • garlic 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • green onion 1 Tbs. chopped chives or green onion
  • lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • onion ½ onion, left whole
  • red bell pepper 1 Tbs. chopped red bell pepper
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How to make it

  1. Bring lentils and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil with onion, garlic, and bay leaf. Cover, and simmer 25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Remove and discard onion, garlic, and bay leaf; stir in 1 tsp. butter (if using); and season with salt and pepper. Spoon lentils into 2 bowls, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and top each serving with 1 poached egg.
  3. Garnish with chives or chopped green onion and chopped red bell pepper.