6 Quick & Easy Ways to Make Lentils

Last Updated August 16, 2017
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lentil salad and other lentil recipes
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Tiny lentils offer a powerful serving of protein and potassium. They cook much faster than other dried legumes, which makes them a quick and easy option for any meal. Check out these 6 ways to cook with lentils, beyond soups and stews -- perfect for the warmer months.

Curried Lentil Sprouts with Ginger and Garlic Cilantro Sauce

The sauce turns these curried lentils into a main dish. (Derived from thenourishinggourmet.com.)

Crimson Lentil-Yam Tapenade with Eggplant Smoky Chips

Crimson Lentil-Yam Tapenade with Eggplant Smoky Chips
Not a hummus recipe, we like to stress, but an aromatic tapenade that serves as an appetizer if puréed in a food processor, or as a side dish if left chunky. Either way it is a great accompaniment to...

Sprouted Lentil Anti-Inflammatory Salad

Sprouted Lentil Anti-Inflammatory Salad
This salad is an excellent source of protein and vitamins with probiotic cultures from the fermented kimchi and a healthy amount of anti-parasitic and anti-fungal fresh herbs. Combined, this salad is...

Lentil and Pumpkin Shami Kebabs

Usually shami kebabs are made with a ground meat such as mutton, lamb or beef, which makes this vegetarian version different from the traditional variety you would typically find. The combination of...

Grilled Green Bean Salad with Quinoa and Lentils

Grilled Green Bean Salad with Quinoa and Lentils
This recipe revives green beans with a smoky, sweet, and earthy spice mixture influenced by Middle Eastern cooking. Bye-bye, boring green beans -- this dish reminds us how zesty green beans can be.
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