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Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili

This lentil chili is a different take on a Fall classic. I’m always looking for new ways to cook lentils, and this one’s a hit at my house. In this recipe, lentils, onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, red and black beans are cooked in a tex-mex inspired seasoned broth. This is a filling and delicious non-conventional chili.

Lentil Potato Soup

Lentil Potato Soup

In this recipe, lentils and potatoes are cooked with onions, carrots, celery, garlic and spices until they’re tender and the broth is rich and flavorful. Then the soup is finished with a generous amount of fresh greens which really ups the nutrition value of this soup.

Lentil Chorizo Soup

Lentil Chorizo Soup

This lentil chorizo soup is hearty, affordable and really easy to make. It’s a delicious way to get nutritious lentils and vegetables into your dinner rotation. In this Spanish-inspired lentil soup we use chorizo, onions, carrots, celery, garlic and spices to pack it with flavor. The potatoes complement the chorizo and lentils beautifully.

How to Cook Lentils

How to Cook Lentils

Lentils are a staple in many parts of the world and it’s no wonder, they’re nutritious, affordable and versatile. They’re a fantastic way to add more beans to your diet without the time and work that comes along with them.

Chicken Lentil Soup

Chicken Lentil Soup

In this lentil recipe, chicken thighs are cooked with onions, carrots, celery, garlic and spices until the lentils are tender and the broth is rich and flavorful. Then the chicken is shredded and the soup is finished with the shredded chicken and fresh greens. It’s a fantastic lentil soup that will please the whole family.

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentil Vegetable Soup

This lentil vegetable soup is so good you won’t miss the meat. In this recipe, lentils are cooked with tomatoes, a combination of spices and mixed vegetables. It’s great for weeknights since lentils cook pretty fast (by bean standards). It’s a delicious meatless meal that’s hearty and satisfying.

Lentil and Andouille Sausage Soup

Lentil and Andouille Sausage Soup

This lentil soup is flavored with andouille sausage and vegetables. Since the andouille is so flavorful we can keep the rest of the ingredients to a minimum. It’s great for weeknights, because it comes together quickly. Plus you get a big pot, perfect for lunches and leftovers.

Bacon and Lentil Soup

Bacon and Lentil Soup

This bacon and lentil soup is easy to make and delicious. In this recipe, bacon is cooked until crispy, then onions, carrots, celery and garlic are sautéed in the drippings. Add a few spices and you’ll have a hearty and flavorful pot of lentils. This soup is great for weeknights since lentils cook up pretty quick; by bean standards.

Lentil Sausage Soup

Lentil Sausage Soup

This lentil sausage soup makes a hearty, delicious dinner. In this recipe, lentils, sausage and vegetables are cooked in a flavorful broth. For the sausage, use smoked or polka kielbasa, the fully cooked variety. They will flavor this lentil soup beautifully, so we can keep the ingredients list short and simple.

Italian Sausage Lentil Soup

Italian Sausage Lentil Soup

This Italian sausage lentil soup is hearty, delicious and full of good-for-you ingredients. It’s loaded with lentils, carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, and spinach. Ok sure, it has Italian sausage, but you have to live a little, right? Add a hearty piece of crusty bread and this soup makes a very satisfying meal.

Potaje de Lentejas

Potaje de Lentejas

Potaje de Lentejas – a potaje is a Cuban-style bean stew. Typical ingredients include beans, meat (usually an inexpensive cut) and vegetables – mainly root vegetables. For this stew, we use lentils, ham shanks, potatoes, carrots and pumpkin. Plus we add aromatics and spices: onions, garlic, oregano, cumin and a bay leaf to flavor this stew beautifully.