I walked into work yesterday to find a plastic bag sitting amid the destruction generally wrought upon our breakroom table (half-empty water bottles, pens, advance copies of new releases, receipts, comic books) and within it were some of the most delicious looking green beans I’ve seen this summer.
spiced french lentils with green beans 2 cups dry french lentils 2 cups green or yellow beans 2 shallots, sliced 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. garam masala 2 tbsp olive oil zest of 1 lemon salt and pepper Wash lentils, add to a saucepot with twice the amount of water, and bring to a boil. Once you've reached a boil, add spices, cover,and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. In a skillet on high heat, toss the green beans and shallots with a little olive oil, stirring frequently. Allow them to get just a hint of a char. Add the lemon zest, remove from heat. Toss both together and serve.