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Syrah Lentils

Syrah lentils, also known as French green lentils, have a unique and peppery taste that pairs wonderfully with vinaigrette.

Serves: 5-6 | Estimated Time: 25-30 min


  • 300g lentils (brown or French green)
  • 2 onions, very finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, very finely chopped
  • 1 branch celery, finely diced
  • 1 bouquet garnish (3 blades of parsley, 1 bay leaf, 1 small split leek, and 2 blades of thyme tied together)
  • 1 bottle of red wine


  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp wine vinegar (or cider)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • sea salt


  1. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. In a large pot, gently cook chopped onions and carrot in a small amount of butter. Add lentils, mix and cover with red wine. Bring to a boil, skim and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and let simmer for approx. 20 minutes or until lentils begin to soften. Do not overcook. Remove from heat and drain. Set lentils aside in a large bowl to cool.
  4. Pour vinaigrette over cooled lentils. Serve immediately with poultry.