In Italy, lentils are thought to bring prosperity when eaten on January 1 because they resemble little coins.
- Servings: 6
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2006
- 2 cups lentils
- Dried bouquet garni
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Bring lentils, 3 cups water, bouquet garni, salt, and pepper to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are tender; begin checking after 20 minutes (cooking time will vary). Discard bouquet garni.