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Lentils

Explore 66 recipes, 2 articles, 4 galleries, 25 videos, and more

Lentil Salad with Beets

Other Ideas:
Bean salads, Main course
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 carrot, quartered, plus 1/4 cup very finely chopped carrot
  • 1 stalk celery, quartered
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried French green lentils
  • 5 medium beets, scrubbed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 thick slices slab bacon, very finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 4 half-inch-thick slices fresh goat cheese, optional
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Lentil-Walnut Burgers

Other Ideas:
Burgers, Kids, Lunch, Walnuts
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Stewed Lentils with Yogurt, Cucumbers, and Green Chiles

Ingredients
  • 4 cups cooked brown basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green chile, such as serrano, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro, plus whole leaves, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Kosher salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • Kosher salt
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Lentil Cakes with Feta-Yogurt Sauce and Cucumber-Cress Salad

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 3 scallions, pale-green and white parts chopped; greens thinly sliced on bias
  • 1 tablespoon harissa (igourmet.com)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg white
  • 2 1/2 ounces goat's-milk or sheep's-milk feta cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely grated garlic (from 1 small clove)
  • 1/2 English cucumber, cut into half-moons (1 cup)
  • 1/2 ounce upland cress or watercress (1 cup)
  • 1/4 ounce fresh mint leaves (1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil
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Curried Lentil Hummus

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 pound white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Grilled or toasted pita bread, for serving
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Lentil Hummus

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown or green lentils
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 large lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Cholula
  • Coarse salt
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 4 pocketless whole-wheat pitas, toasted or grilled and cut into wedges
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How to Make a Healthy Lentil Soup

Other Ideas:
Soup course, Soups
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Lentil and Sweet-Potato Stew

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 cups dried brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut in 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Coarse salt and black pepper
  • Plain low-fat yogurt, for serving
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