Parsnip-Rhubarb Lentil Bowls


I’ll be the first to admit that this dish sounds a bit odd. In fact, I wouldn’t tell Matt what was in it til he’d already tried a few bites and had exclaimed his approval.

These strange ingredients really do come together quite deliciously though. The sweetness of the parsnips is a perfect contrast to the sour rhubarb. The earthy lentils and brightly flavored herbs tie everything together. Pure hearty, flavorful goodness.


  • 1 cup lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 big stalk of rhubarb, thinly sliced
  • 2 small parsnip, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon of fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • smoked sea salt, to taste (Regular sea salt will do, but the smoked stuff adds tons of flavor)
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 ounce of feta, crumbled


  1. Combine lentils and water in a sauce pan and cook on medium-high heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until lentils are soft and have absorbed all of the water.
  2. While the lentils are cooking, heat a skillet on medium high and add coconut oil. Once the oil has melted, combine rhubarb, parsnips, garlic, and onion in the skillet and cook until rhubarb and parsnips are soft. Add a teaspoon of sea salt about 5 minutes into cooking.
  3. Once lentils have finished cooking, remove from heat and add contents of the skillet, herbs, salt and pepper.
  4. Dish into bowls and serve topped with crumbled feta, and more salt, peppers, or herbs if you so desire. Serves 3-4 people, depending on portion sizes. It’s pretty filling dish, so you won’t need a lot to be satisfied.

One thought on “Parsnip-Rhubarb Lentil Bowls

  1. Lisa Misch June 9, 2014 / 11:51 pm

    People embark on many quests in their life-time but there is none greater than the quest of a healthy body, mind, and home. Thank you for sharing your slices of sunshine and I look forward to shining them into my own life! Can’t wait to hear about the surprises and successes you discover as you continue on your quest!


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