The pressure cooker is an amazing device for making flavor-packed stews in very short order. In this version, French lentils are flavored with big chunks of pancetta, chicken stock, carrots, onions, bay leaves, and fall-off-the-bone tender chicken legs. It all cooks in about 30 minutes start to finish.
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An easy lentil soup is packed with flavor thanks to a dual-use mixture of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest that gets added both before and after cooking.
Alright, I'll tell you upfront that this ain't pretty, in the conventional sense; I doubt I'll be seeing it on anybody's Instagram feed. But Nigel Slater's lentil bolognaise from his newest cookbook, Eat, makes up for it's deficit in the looks department with earthy, sweet, tangy flavor that belies it's homely simplicity.
Ethiopian berbere spice adds a fiery kick to perfectly grilled lamb chops, and a subtle heat to a refreshing lentil salad with cucumber and mint.
There's a reason oozing, soft-cooked eggs are arguably overused in food styling. That glistening ovum gold is like icing dripping down a cake, and anything underneath it is transformed into something richer, tastier, and more appealing. I would have been sold on this recipe from Diana Henry's new A Change of Appetite without that lusty addition, given my fondness for lentils in vinaigrette, but that broken yolk sealed the deal.
Salmon and lentils is to France what peas and carrots is to the States: an absolutely classic pairing. In this simple, satisfying one-pot dinner that plays off the famous couple, crispy salmon is served in a broth of lentils flavored with caramelized shallots and mustard.
Made with sturdy lentils du Puy and a simple Dijon vinaigrette, David Lebovitz's lentil salad doesn't stray far from expected flavors. But each bite sings in perfect harmony with the next, making this dish a perfect template for experimentation.
A quick and easy one-pot meal of lentils stewed with kale in a spicy tomato broth, topped with eggs and baked.
Traditional red lentil soup is prepared in the slow cooker before it's garnished with cilantro, red onion, and lemon juice.
This brunch is a wonderful way to start off a lazy Sunday. Lentils, simmered with aromatics, won't just fill your kitchen with wonderful enticing smells—they make a perfect dipping sauce for a side of delicate and savory sweet potato fritters.
A quick and easy lentil soup flavored with a tangy curry yogurt.
According to Sarah Copeland, caprese salad doesn't always need to include tomatoes and basil. Whether or not we take that as indisputable truth, it would be impossible not to enjoy her four seasonal variations on the salad in her new cookbook, Feast. Each salad uses mozzarella as a link to the classic. There are peas in the spring, beets in the fall, tomatoes (of course) in summer, and lentils in this winter version.
Soft and light, these steamed rice and lentil cakes are a delicious alternative to the usual eggs for breakfast.
This main dish salad hits all the points a vegetarian looks for: earthy from lentils, sweet from beets and a touch of caramelized fennel, creamy and tangy from feta, rich and filling from a topping of fried eggs.