A variation on the classic French spread of olives, capers, and garlic that has been lightened up with lentils. Serve with toasted French bread, pita bread, or chips.
In Voluptuous Cooking, Sophie Dall refers to this dish as Paris Mash because she used to make it in Paris while visiting and artist friend, Annie Morris. With herbs and a scattering of mâche (a sweet and tender green), the stewy lentils become a perfect combination of soup and salad. Timeless French Style Lentils work best here, because they hold their shape when cooked.
Simple quick side dish that can be made ahead of time. This recipe is adapted from one that appears in the always inspiring Bon Appétit Magazine (Nov 2013).