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These lentils have well-rounded flavour and go so wonderfully with anything that comes off of the grill. Flavours combine and they taste even better the next day!
1 3/4 cups (425 mL) green lentils
4 cups (1 L) chicken stock, vegetable stock, or water
2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (5.5 oz/156 mL) can tomato paste
1/4 cup (60 mL) apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp (45 mL) maple syrup
2 Tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
to taste, salt and pepper
Quick tip: Substitute 1 tsp (5 mL) ground chipotle pepper or 1/2 tsp (2 mL) smoked paprika for the canned chipotle pepper. This is a great makeahead dish. The flavours combine and are even more enhanced the next day!