Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lentils


Lentils are a great item to keep in your pantry. Loaded with protein, b vitamins, potassium and fiber, they are nutrient dense and tasty. They can be used to stuff vegetables, in taco filling, and in salads, soups and stews. One of the best things about lentils is that they require no pre-soaking and cook in about 20 min. Here is my favorite lentil soup recipe.

Lentil Vegetable Soup
Cook
1 onion, chopped, in
1 T. olive oil
for about 5 min. Then add :
2 sliced carrots
1/2 of a green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
4 large cloves garlic, minced
handful fresh green beans, cut in half
handful shredded cabbage
2 14.5 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
8 cups of water
1 c. dried lentils
3 bay leaves
2 T. balsamic vinegar
Simmer about 20 min. till lentils and veggies are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
This recipe can easily be cut in half. I served it with a salad and homemade dill rolls.

1 comments:

Rebecca April 7, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

hi janet...thanks for stopping at my blog...yours is fantastic...i'll have to try some of your recipes.

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