I keep seeing these beans, split peas, mixed lentils at my grocerie store. i always think hey that would be good for me. But I have no idea what to do with them. I'm not a very imaginative chef. Anyone have any healthy recepies for soups or something?
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This is super easy....one cup of lentils (no need to pre-soak)
four cups of water
one small onion-chopped up a bit
salt. pepper, and a little cumin if you have it.
You can add veggies like carrots, celery, and spinache if you like.
Yes, LOVE lentil stew...best recipe I've had is from a place called Aladdin's in Ithaca when I was like 12....so good I still remember it 15 years later. Same recipe marigrace posted, but add a small cubed potato and tsp or 2 of a season salt blend....yummy!
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In a large soup pot
One onion chopped
One TBS olive oil
One package of dried lentils
2 cups chopped carrots
1 pack cubed butternut squash
1tsp black pepper
1tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
Sautee the onions in the olive oil. Add lentils, chopped carrots squash and spices. Add one quart of water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 1-2 hours. Add water as needed.
Lots of times I just make beans, make some steamed greens and some rice and add some hot sauce. Other times I'll make a lentil soup or a indian lentil type dish. One thing you could do is just pick a bean, chickpea for example and google for a recipe.
beans and split peas also do great in the crockpot. I prefer my split pea soup to be smooth, not have chunks of veggies, so I always use a handblender once it's cooked and it's so smooth and creamy after that when I cook it in the crockpot.
I've never been able to develop a taste for other legumes, but I do keep trying.
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