All posts tagged: Lentil

simple and healthy recipe for a roasted carrot, spelt and lentil salad paired with classic middle-eastern of flavors like cumin, sumac and za'tar

Za’atar Roasted Carrot, Spelt and Lentil Salad

Oops I did it again. Made another salad I love. Yes, more salad love! A spelt and lentil salad with za’atar roasted carrots, some tasty herbs and toasted almonds — cause every salad needs a little crunch. The dressing is made with eastern Mediterranean spices or shall I say Middle Eastern? Nevertheless, these are three […]

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese Recipe, vegetarian

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese

Have you ever tried a vegetarian lentil Bolognese? No? It’s soooo good. And OMG its way better than any of those ground meat alternative versions. There is really no need for processed soy-laden products in a vegetarian Bolognese. You just don’t need it. Lentils are a perfect alternative. For some of us, the word “Bolognese” […]

nectarine lentil salad recipe with cucumber, red onion, feta, lemon, vegetarian

Nectarine Lentil Salad

In my world a nectarine lentil salad is basically this: sweet juicy nectarines, crisp cucumber, sweet red onion, little bursts of minty and lemony flavors together with delicate baby arugula leaves and a little salty feta, all in one bowl with caviar-like beluga lentils. And I couldn’t love it more. Beluga lentils and nectarine really […]

Roasted Cherry Tomato Lentil Salad Recipe with fresh herbs, capers, pine nuts (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

Roasted Cherry Tomato Lentil Salad

It’s time for the best cherry tomato lentil salad ever. One with a delicious array of simple flavors. Summer flavors. Humble little beluga lentils with sweet roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes, garden fresh basil, parsley, zingy lemon, salty capers, sweet red onion and a sprinkling of lightly toasted pine nuts for extra flavor and a little […]

Lemony Lentil Herb Salad with Bulgur Recipe, vegetarian, vegan, low-fat

Lemony Lentil Herb Salad with Bulgur

This lemony lentil herb salad simply sings “summer”. With fresh herbs in abundance, and summer’s sweetest varieties of tomatoes available it’s so easy to make simple salads taste great. This one is a simple and tasty mix of fresh parsley, cilantro and mint and bright citrusy flavors from fresh lemon and sumac (a spice dear […]

Sumac Beluga Lentils with Persimmons, Feta

Sumac Lentils with Persimmons

Lentils are amazingly well-loved in my kitchen. Not only are they an amazing source of protein, but cooking them is super-easy! Unlike beans, lentils don’t need any pre-soaking and have the added advantage of cooking quickly. Beluga lentils are one of my favorite lentil varieties. They have a complex flavor and readily absorb the variety […]

Marinated Lentil Salad

Marinated Lentil Salad

No longer the “the poor man’s meat”, lentils are amazingly well loved in Mediterranean cuisine. Not only are they lentils, they are wonderfully versatile. They can be used just as well in salads or soups and can be easily be marinated overnight and used the next day only to have their flavors richen. Lentils cook […]

Lentils – A Guide to Cooking

Not only are lentils an amazing source of protein, but cooking them is super-easy! Unlike beans, lentils don’t need any pre-soaking and have the added advantage of cooking quickly. Low in fat and high in protein, iron and fiber, lentils make a healthy and tasty staple for vegetarian diets. With just one cup, they provide […]

Carrot and Apple Lentils

This is a fabulously simple, delicious and easy main course vegetarian meal that I discovered by accident while on a recent trip to Stoupa, in the Peloponnese region of Greece. Where? In case you are wondering (and are as bad at geography as I am) it makes up the southernmost part of mainland. Yeah, I […]