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Casa M Ultimate Lentils - Casa M Spice Co

Casa M Ultimate Lentils

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— Mike Hernandez


For the Lentils:
  • 2 cups lentils (black beluga or green French), picked over and rinsed well
  • 8 ounces bacon, cut into small lardons
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, large, chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Casa M Spice Co® Chain Reaction®
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 10-1/2 ounce cans RoTel Chipotle tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound collard greens, rinsed well, deveined, chopped roughly
Pulling It All Together:
  • a pinch or two of saffron threads (30-40 threads)
  • 1 Tablespoon boiling water
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt


  • 1.

    In a thick soup pot over medium-high heat, brown the bacon.  When it’s cooked through and just before it starts to crisp, add the garlic and onions and cook until the onions are soft and translucent.

  • 2.

    Add the broth and bring to a boil over high heat, add the lentils, Chain Reaction®, and black pepper, reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook for about 45 minutes, or until tender.

  • 3.

    While the lentils are cooking, make the saffron yogurt by combining the saffron threads and boiling water in a tiny cup. Let the saffron steep for a few minutes. Now stir the saffron along with the liquid into the yogurt and mix well.

  • 4.

    Stir in the tomatoes and the chopped greens and cover. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if need be. Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of the saffron yogurt.

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