butternut squash

Black Lentil and Butternut Squash with Provencal Vinaigrette

I’m always about flavor.  And I like things to look pretty.  But sometimes I want a side dish that make people stop, and stare. Black lentils have so much drama to them, especially when they are paired when anything that is contrasting in color…which is pretty much anything you can think of, that isn’t black as well. If you prefer to cook the lentils in chicken or vegetable broth you will have a more flavorful dish all around.  If you use vegetarian broth and skip the anchovies you will have a vegetarian dish, but if that is not of consequence …

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