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5 Lentil Recipes

Updated: Mar 5

Hi Friends,

I don't know about you but I never ate lentils growing up. Didn't even know what they were. That is until my dad got a stint in his heart and the doctor told him he needed to eat less meat.

Lentils are a staple ingredient in many cultures, offering a wealth of flavor and nutrition in every bite. Whether you are a seasoned cook or just starting out in the kitchen, these five lentil recipes are sure to become a staple in your meal rotation.

  1. Classic Lentil Soup: This classic recipe is a perfect way to warm up on a chilly day. Simply sauté diced onion, carrots, and celery in a large pot until softened, then add in lentils, vegetable broth, and seasonings of your choice. Simmer until the lentils are soft and the flavors have melded together, then serve with crusty bread.

  2. Lentil Salad: For a refreshing and light meal, try this lentil salad. Cook lentils until just tender, then mix with diced cherry tomatoes, red onion, crumbled feta cheese, and a simple vinaigrette. Serve chilled for a healthy and delicious lunch.

  3. Lentil Tacos: For a meatless twist on a classic dish, try using lentils in your next taco recipe. Simply cook lentils with spices such as chili powder, cumin, and garlic, then use as a filling in warm tacos. Top with shredded lettuce, salsa, and avocado for a delicious and satisfying meal.

  4. Lentil and Vegetable Stir-Fry: For a quick and easy weeknight dinner, try this lentil and vegetable stir-fry. Cook lentils in a separate pot until tender, then stir-fry with your favorite vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers. Serve over rice for a filling and nutritious meal.

  5. Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie: For a heartwarming and satisfying meal, try this lentil and sweet potato shepherd's pie. Cook lentils until tender, then mix with diced vegetables such as carrots, onions, and celery. Top with a layer of mashed sweet potatoes, then bake in the oven until the top is golden brown.

These five lentil recipes are just a starting point for incorporating this versatile ingredient into your meals. Whether you prefer soups, salads, or hearty main dishes, lentils offer a wealth of flavor and nutrition that is sure to please. So, give these recipes a try and discover for yourself the delicious and nutritious benefits of this humble legume.

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17 Eki 2023

Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie” this has become a staple of mine, so easy and so good.

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