Italian Lentils New Year's Tradition

Make this easy lentil recipe for good luck and prosperity – all year long!

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Lentils have been a tradition for the Italian New Year for centuries. They believe that eating lentils will bring them prosperity and good luck in the coming year.


Dried brown lentils Onion Carrot Celery stalk Olive oil Bay leaf Rosemary Thyme Tomato paste Water Salt Parsley


Sauté gently the onion, carrot, and celery over olive oil on low heat.

Step 1

Add the bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, tomato paste, dry lentils, and 5 cups of water.

Step 2

Bring the pan to a boil, then turn the heat down and let it simmer.

Step 3

Monitor them and add more water if necessary. Then add salt to taste and stir in the parsley.

Step 4

Health Benefits of Lentils:

Excellent source of B vitamins

Source of plant-based protein

Great source of fiber

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