Jun 10, 2010

lentil-barley, kale with sauteed leeks

Green lentils are always a quick meal to make, but when you add the barley, the time increases by around 20 minutes. Still, well worth the time. After the lentils and barley were done, I added the kale and some slivered carrots, cooking them just a moment more. In the meantime, saute leeks, onion and garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil. This takes about 15 minutes, until the leeks are golden. Plate with a grilled-on-your-stove pita bread and the leek saute over the lentils. Add a little heat, chili flakes or cayenne, to tease your taste buds and dig in.

Kids liked this one, too. Most of them.

Cost Breakdown:
lentils, dry: $ .50
barley: $.50
kale: $2
carrot, onion, garlic: $1
leek: $1
pita: $3
Total to feed a family of 5:


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