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Filling and full of health benefits. Lentils are some of the most versatile legumes around. Here’s some info on all things Lentils!
About the Lentil
Lentils are a bushy edible plant known as a pulse. It comes in several varieties and is a legume.
According to the USDA, 100g of raw lentils provide 353 calories. they are also high in folate, thiamin, iron and zinc.
did you know that the optical lens is named after the Latin word for lentil. Also, there is annual National Lentil Festival in Pullman, Washington. Those are just some facts.
How to Cook Lentils
Lentils have a mild taste and are pretty easy to cook. If you boil them, bring them up to a rapid simmer and then reduce the heat to low for the remaining of the cooking process.
Varieties of Lentils
Brown, Red, Green and all shades in between. All of these lentils varieties have the same purpose. However, some hold their shape better, some have a bolder taste, etc.
Low-cal and high in fiber. For vegans, these burgers are a great substitute.
Lentil and Split Pea Spread
Take some dried lentils, split peas, olive oil, red onion, garlic and more. Once the ingredients are cooked, they’re mixed in a food processor. Spread the mixture on pita bread.
Who doesn’t love Tacos? Instead of adding meat, substitute lentils. Or if you want to add some texture, add them into your meat.
French Lentil and Swiss Chard Risotto
This is cooked lentils mixed with risotto recipe from Martha Stewart is a must. The lentiles add a lot of texture and nutrition.
Asian Cabbage Rolls
This dish is flavorful, inexpensive and easy to make. It contains lentils, green onions, brown rice, garlic and more.
Lentil Sloppy Joes
Here’s a vegan version of the sloppy joe! Instead of Ground Beef, replace with cooked lentils. Add everything else you would for a sloppy joe and dinner is serve. Try even topping with cheddar cheese and pickles.
This vegan dish is tasty. If you are pressed for time, this is pretty easy to make. It’s lentiles, olive oil, water, broccoli, tomates, eggs, milk, salt and pepper, italian seasoning, and finally, lots and lots of cheddar cheese.