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Mshosh, a Lentil and Dried Fruit Dish

A delicious vegan Lentil and Dried Fruit Dish
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 5 servings


  • 1 cup green lentils (dry)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup dried apricots (chopped)
  • ½ cup prunes (chopped)
  • cups walnuts (crushed. I used a mixture of chopped almonds and pecans)
  • ¼ cup parsley (chopped)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Soak apricots and prunes in hot water. Set aside.
  • Rinse and drain the dry lentils. 
  • Place them in a pot with the 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, then immediately lower the heat to medium. Cook lentils, covered, until soft and liquid is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes. Check to make sure the liquid hasn't evaporated before the cooking time is up. Add a bit more water if necessary. However, if lentils are fully cooked and liquid remains, drain any excess liquid.
  • While the lentils are cooking, sauté the onion in a skillet over medium heat until translucent. Add the drained, chopped apricots and prunes; cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Turn off heat, add chopped nuts and stir, then add the entire fruit-nut mixture to the pot of cooked lentils. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Just before serving, garnish with chopped parsley.
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