How to make it

  • Prepare your ingredients: 1) rinse and drain the lentils, 2) halve and thinly slice the onion, 3) wash and slice the eggplant, 4) mince the garlic, 5) chop the parsley and basil, and 6) separate Swiss chard leaves from stems and chop them separately. Now you’re ready to put together the dish.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Get a 3.5 to 4 quart dutch oven and generously coat it with cooking spray or misted olive oil.
  • Spread the lentils evenly over the bottom of the dutch oven, then top with the sliced onion and eggplant. Evenly top that with the minced garlic, parsley, basil, capers, and paprika. Season to your preference with salt and tricolor pepper (black is okay, too, but tricolor is better).
  • In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice and vinegars. Add a Swiss chard stem layer to the pot and sprinkle it with the vinegar mixture. Pack the chopped Swiss chard leaves as the final layer on top, then season once more with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Cover and bake in 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes. (Original recipe adds: “…or about 3 minutes after aroma wafts from oven.”).
  • Garnish with a little crumbled feta, serve with rice pilaf, and enjoy!

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    " It was excellent "
    whither ate it and said...
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    " It was excellent "
    whither ate it and said...
    So good!
    But didn't have everything, so adapted a few things:
    - Used dried lentils (let them soak for an hour and a half first, and put in a tbsp of the water into the dish when making the layers for further softening)
    - used white wine vinegar instead (maybe 2 tbsp?) and doubled the lemon
    - used spinach instead of chard though I bet chard'd taste fantastic
    - used parmesan instead of feta (still good)

    Thanks for posting it, definitely making it again, maybe will try mixing some of the seasoning mix in with the lentils to spread the flavour a bit more, too....
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  • ttaaccoo 11 years ago
    I like this idea! thank you for sharing. 55555555555 looks very healthy and yummy too.
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    This sounds amazing! Saving!
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