As a soup:
1 cup lentils
2 cups chicken, beef or vegetable bouillon
2 cups chopped fresh vegetables of your choice
Put all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes stirring often. When vegetables are tender, add salt and pepper to taste and serve piping hot.
As a garnish:
Cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer for 4-6 minutes. Drain. Use as a garnish in baked potatoes, fish or meat dish.
As a salad:
Cook as above adding 1 tsp of lemon juice to cooking water (to help retain color). Drain and mix with your favorite salad dressing and fresh parsley. Try adding to other salads.