Stuff these into a pita with some fresh tomato and Greek yogurt for an energy-boosting lunch.
In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil lentils, shallot, garlic, bay leaf, and enough water to cover ingredients by 2 inches (about 5 cups). Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain liquid and return lentils to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in vinegar and olive oil.