Like all beans and legumes, lentils are an excellent source of vegetarian protein. Unlike the others, lentils do not need to be soaked before cooking, so they are quick and easy to prepare – and delicious to boot.
Lentils come in a variety of colors and are found in all kinds of vegetarian recipes, from soups and salads to loaves and lasagnas.
Red lentils turn into golden mush when cooked, but they taste divine, especially in simple recipes like this red lentil soup from Syria. Just a few ingredients bring out all the flavor you need for a hearty and delicious vegetarian / vegan red lentil soup.