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Garlicky Lentil Ragu

(adapted from cookspiration.com)


  • ½ cup green, brown or French lentils cooked (or canned)
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 celery stalk finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced (fresh or frozen)
  • 3-5 gloves of garlic crushed (use more if you really like garlic)
  • 1 can whole tomatoes (19oz)
  • ½ tbsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese optional


  1. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrot and cook for 6-7 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two.
  2. Add the cooked lentils, tomatoes with their juices and the thyme and cook, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and becomes more uniform. Season with salt and pepper and serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.