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: How does one make lentils more interesting, aside from just adding spices?

asked by @arl08 over 6 years ago

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added over 6 years ago

Experiment with different types of lentils and serving them at different temperatures, i.e. cold French (Puy) lentils are great for a salad. My sister made a great one last week with roasted butternut squash, chevre, and mint.

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aargersi

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added over 6 years ago

search lentils on Food52 - we just had lentil week - loads of good stuff out there!

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added over 6 years ago

I use the small green lentils with lots of chopped veggies that I sauteed, to make a warm lentil salad. I dress the lentils with a mustard, lemon vinaigrette, when the lentils are still a little warm.That gives the lentils a lot of flavor. I like adding slices of sausage that I have browned. Chicken would be good in there instead of the sausage.
I have also made soup using half lentils and half split peas. It's an interesting variation on plain split pea soup, or plain lentil soup. I use the brown lentils for soup.

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pierino

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added over 6 years ago

Throw giant slices of cooked sausage on top. Won't please the vegans but who cares? Sausage and lentil are a great combination, especially with melty pork fat running into the little critters. Or maybe even grilled short ribs sitting on top of them. Sorry, I'm getting dizzy now..

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added over 6 years ago

vinegar loves lentils

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added over 6 years ago

try parippu payasam dessert made with lentil, coconut, jaggery http://picasaweb.google...#

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added over 6 years ago

I went lentil-psycho today and added 1 cup of cooked-and-lightly-mashed organic red lentils to my chocolate chip cookie dough. Mixed them in after the sugar. The cookies were really good, and remotely healthy!! I might even add more lentils next time.

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added over 6 years ago

@mrslarkin, really? I'd never have thunk of that, but I'd love to sample.

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