Confetti Lentils

by Cindi SutterFounder of The Spirited Table® - Published: December 2015 Bon Apetit - Recipe by Sara Dickerman - Photograph by Alex Lau


These fast-cooking legumes, high in protein and fiber, pair delightfully with our healthy sockeye salmon. Serves 2


2 Tbsp olive oil
2 medium carrots, peeled, shredded on a box grater
1 medium celery root, peeled, shredded on a box grater
1 medium onion, shredded on a box grater
2 tsp kosher salt, plus more
1¼ cups French green lentils

Ingredient Info
French green lentils are available at specialty foods stores and some supermarkets.


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium. Add carrots, celery root, onion, and 2 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in lentils. Pour in 3¾ cups boiling water and bring to a boil once more. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender but retain their shape, 20-30 minutes.Season with more salt, if desired. (Do not drain excess liquid; lentils remain tender better if stored in their cooking liquid.) To serve, use a slotted spoon or mesh strainer.