Category: lentils

Beans: The Ideal Carbohydrate

Beans Are Nutritionally Unique Beans and other legumes (such as lentils and split peas) are the ideal starchy food. When many people think of high-fiber, starch-containing foods, they think of whole grains, which are healthful foods, but beans are nutritionally superior. Beans and other legumes have uniquely high levels of fiber and resistant starch, carbohydrates…


Red Lentil Soup (Warm & Hearty)

This Indian-spiced red lentil soup is not only delicious and easy to prepare, but it is also a nutrition powerhouse. Loaded with nutrient-dense foods like fiber- and protein-rich red lentils, hearty, mineral-rich kale, and anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and turmeric, it is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped…


Classic French Lentil Soup

Packed with hearty vegetables, ham, and pantry staples, classic French lentil soup is on heavy rotation across French households during the winter. The key ingredient to this staple dish is a French culinary treasure: nutty, firm, and nutrient-rich Le Puy lentils, which make it both healthy and filling. Whether you’re looking to lighten up your…


This Healthy Chilean Lentil Stew Is Hearty and Satisfying

This stew will satisfy your stomach and your taste buds. Don’t skip the parsley relish (salsa verde)—it’s easy to make and lends a tangy accent that balances the flavors of the lentil stew. We prefer French green lentils for this stew, as they don’t fall apart while cooking; regular brown lentils will also work. Chilean…


An Ode to Lentils

I don’t know why I overlook the humble lentil. These tiny legumes that resemble pancaked pebbles are often bypassed in my pantry, as I reach for grains and beans. When I finally do cook lentils, I remember how good they taste, how satisfying they are to eat, and how easy they are to prepare. Eminently…