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 […]

Vegan Turmeric Ginger Lentil Soup Recipe

Turmeric Ginger Lentil Soup

One pot often translates to soup, soup, soup. So of course, with my don’t-have-a-kitchen-yet dilemna, I turn to soup as a Sunday afternoon solution. A warming and nutrient-rich turmeric ginger lentil soup. It’s a simple soup with a solid base: onions, carrots, garlic, lentils, tomatoes, spices, and broth — oh yeah lets not forget about […]

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad Recipe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad

Listen up aubergine-adverse. Here’s an eggplant recipe that fully disguises my favorite purple vegetable. A warm lentil quinoa eggplant salad. The secret is always in the sauce. The trick… peeled eggplant that is slow cooked in a tomato-y sauce with a little chili and cayenne until tender. Okay, of course I could recognise that there […]

Puy Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Glutenfree

Puy Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

So which camp are you in? Love ’em or leave ’em? Well, I love mushrooms. Just like in this Puy lentils with mushrooms and kale dish. There are two sorts here. Dried porcini mushrooms that seem to elevate any mushroom dish and a standard favorite, brown button mushrooms (also known as cremini mushrooms). I think […]

Grünkern (Spelt)-Lentil Chili with Kale Recipe

Lentil Chili with Grünkern & Kale

Lentil chili is this simple. It requires just one pot (hallelujah!), some basic ingredients, is totally flexible and comes together in less than 1 hour. And most of that time you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine… ahem, I mean cup of tea. Yes, this one-pot wonder is that easy, plus it’s […]

Apple Celery Lentil Salad with Walnuts & Parsley

Apple Celery Lentil Salad

Apple Celery Lentil Salad – what a combo! Okay a combo with flashbacks to my childhood. My mother was all about granny smith apples and celery sticks as the perfect snack for kids. Albeit our celery were smothered in Cheese Whiz, which back then was the equivalent to today’s Nutella. Okay, not that you would […]

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 […]

Winter Salad with Beluga Lentils, Roasted Sweet Potato and Beet

Winter Salad with Beluga Lentils, Roasted Sweet Potato and Beet

This salad is my picture perfect winter – it’s full of deep, rich colors, and it’s comforting and nourishing. Let’s not forget, TOTALLY delicious! Not only do beluga lentils add lots of protein and texture, but they also add fiber and folate to a salad that’s already loaded with winter’s deep and earthy flavors of […]

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 […]

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German Lentil Stew with Spaetzle (Spätzle)

Once again, my adventures with my favorite Schwabe have led me to eating traditional southern comfort food. Lentils and Spätzle. Which, by the way, is actually the national dish of the Swabian region in southern Germany (which some people, one in particular, who I happen to live with, likes to refer to as North Italy […]

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 […]

Beluga Lentils and Beets in a Herbs de Provence & Orange Vinaigrette

I love beets, want to eat beets, but how do you keep them interesting? A bowl of boiled beets is blasé…even if you ask yourself how could anything so simple taste sooo yummy? You can’t go wrong with this combo. Roasted beets and delectable beluga lentils in a sweet, tangy fresh hand-squeezed OJ with herbes […]

Beluga Lentils with Proscuitto, Baby Green Beans, Cilantro & Mint

Beluga lentils resemble caviar, hence the name. Not only do they make for a beautiful garnish, they are absolutely splendid to eat, especially in a salad. I can’t begin to tell you how delicious this salad is. The flavors of lemon accompanied by “al dente” green beans and the delicate saltiness of prosciutto are an […]

Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Bulgur, Red Pepper & Mint

This lentil & bulgur soup is heartwarming and sooo delicious, you’ll want to make this one time and time again! This soup is inspired by a lentil soup my aunt learned to make while attending a culinary cooking class in Istanbul. Red lentils are a great choice if you want to make a soup with […]