Creative Ideas for Cooking Lentils?

Creative Ideas for Cooking Lentils?

Faith Durand
Jun 20, 2011

Q: I've been given a huge bag of lentils and couldn't come up with an idea to cook them other than lentil soup.

Do you have any creative ideas to cook them?

Sent by Daniella

Editor: Daniella, how about a lentil salad? Cook the lentils just until they are barely tender, then toss with an olive oil dressing, some herbs, and perhaps some crunchy vegetables. Here's a good recipe:

Recipe: Late Summer Lentil Salad

Also check out these recipes:

Soul-Satisfying: A Roundup of Great Lentil Recipes

Readers, what are your favorite ways to use lentils?


Related: How To Cook Dried Lentils

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