Spiced Lentil Bake

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  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 cup yellow split peas
  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 4 cups broth organic chicken or vegetable
  • ½ tsp sea salt or to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Italian parsley 1 bunch
  • 4 organic eggs
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Rinse the lentils and split peas under running water. Drain and set aside.
  • Add the ghee or coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook for two minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional two minutes.
  • Add the lentils, split peas, cumin and sun dried tomatoes and stir thoroughly.
  • Add the broth or water and turn the heat to high. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and cover the pan. Cook for 30 minutes or until the split peas are just tender. (The red lentils will break down much more). Remove from heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir in the parsley.
  • Mound about 1 cup of lentil mixture in 4 oven safe bowls or ramekins. Make a deep hollow in the center and crack in an egg.
  • Bake for 19 to 23 minutes, or until the white is set and yolk is cooked to your liking. Enjoy while hot!
Make ahead tip: The best part of this flavor packed dish is that you can do up to step 5 in advance and store in the fridge (up to 5 days) or the freezer (2 months)! Bake with eggs when you’re ready to eat.