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Sweet and Sour Lentils Recipe

Course: Main Course
Author: Ann Timm


  • 2 1/4 cups water or bone broth
  • 1 cup lentils green or brown, not orange
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 3-4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3-4 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. basil


  • Soak the lentils overnight or start them early in the morning (using the 2 1/4 cups liquid).
  • Without draining, bring the lentils to a boil, then turn low and simmer for 1/2 an hour. Add the onions and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • If there's still quite a bit of liquid remaining, remove the lid and simmer for 10-15 minutes more.
  • When tender, add oil, vinegar, honey and seasonings. Cook again for 5-8 minutes, mixing well.


I double this recipe for our family of 4, and it gives me enough leftovers to serve it to the kids and I for lunch.