Inaugural Three Ingredient Thursday: Green Machine

One of the things that stopped me from attempting to go vegan was the fear that it would be too hard to do, that I’d have to spend hours in the kitchen cooking and wouldn’t be able to eat anything fun or tasty without a ton of work.  Now that I’ve been living vegan for a bit, I’m happy to report that it’s not even a little bit true.  To emphasize how easy vegan meals can be, I’m going to be running a regular weekly feature here at Suburban Vegan Road Warrior called “Three Ingredient Thursday,” where I’ll be sharing a recipe that can be made with only three ingredients (and that you’ll probably enjoy even if you’re not vegan!).  This week’s recipe?  I call it the “Green Machine.”

First off, the ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup green lentils
  • 1 cup tatsoi (or other green leafy vegetable)
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped

Now, the instructions:

Place the green lentils in a saucepan, and add water.  You’ll want to add at least a 1/2 cup water, although more is fine.  Season lentils with salt & pepper if desired.  Bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.  Cook lentils to desired level of tenderness (I like my lentils a bit on the firmer side, personally.)

Once the lentils are cooked through, add the tatsoi to the mix.  Cook until the tatsoi is slightly wilted, then remove from the heat and drain any excess water.  Transfer lentil and tatsoi mixture to a bowl, then garnish with the chopped avocado.  Enjoy!

(Makes 1 serving.  Total cook time is approximately 20 minutes.)

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