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Tag - lentils

LentilsLike 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.

Lentils can be used in place of beans and chickpeas in most recipes.

Red Lentil Soup

Red lentil soupRed 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.


KosherieKosherie is an Egyptian dish of spicy lentils, rice, pasta, and fried onions. You have to cook each of these elements simultaneously, but each one is fairly simple.

How to Soak and Cook Beans and Legumes

Soaked chick peasBeans and legumes are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and a staple of many vegetarian diets. The drawback is that they take a long time to prepare, but once you know the techniques, you’ll find it’s not difficult at all.

Lentil Salad

Vegan lentil saladFor an easy, healthy, quick meal, try this lentil salad recipe with onions and rosemary.


Ghalieh-ye kadooGhalieh-ye kadoo is an Iranian dish of flavorful lentils and zucchini with fried onions.

Three Lentil Dal

Three lentil dalThree kinds of lentils offer an interesting mix of textures along with great flavor and lots of protein.

Lentil Loaf

Vegetarian meatloafA healthy, delicious veggie "meat"loaf made with lentils.

Red Lentil Spinach Soup

Red lentil spinach soupCreamy, lemony red lentils enhanced with the slight chewiness of spinach.

Tomato Lentil Soup

Tomato lentil soupThis hearty, herby soup is delicious fresh, and even better the next day.


KitchariDelicious mixture of quinoa and red lentils.

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