On a semi-regular basis I like to check what keywords are driving people to this site. Without fail “lentil soup” in one form or another is on the list. This surprises me as I often think that I am the only person who loves these humble brown beans (they certainly don’t elicit much response when I mention them to others 🙂 ). If you are one such search engine browser feel free to check out any of the 3 most popular lentil posts on this site. And, if you are looking for a traditional Trinidadian lentil soup, you know the one that is bursting with chunks of sweet potato and fluffy dumplings, scroll to the end for details on my ebook “Glam by Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes”! 🙂
1. Best Ever Lentil Soup (recipe)
This recipe is redolent with the tastes of smells of what I associate with quintessential French cuisine. As the aroma of bay leaves and herbs meld with the tastes of rich red wine, tangy Dijon, and creamy spinach you are left with a soup that is robust, earthy and wholly comforting. Combine with a rustic slice of bread and a simple green salad and you have a perfect no-fuss, no-mess lunch or dinner.
This recipe is a staple side dish of mine that I’ve adapted and modified at length through the years. Both colorful and flavourful I think it creates a texturally interesting background for spicy curries and other East Indian flavoured entrees.
3. Sprouting Lentils
Fresh sprouts. There is nothing like them. They are crunchier, sweeter, more vibrant in flavour than anything you can buy on a supermarket shelf.
For more lentil recipes than you can shake a stick at (great expression isn’t that?!)
|1. Easy Beans: Fast and Delicious Bean, Pea, and Lentil Recipes, Second Edition
The new edition of the popular bean cookbook, Easy Beans, has been fully updated and revised. There are over 20 new recipes and nutritional analysis for the over 100 fast, healthy and tasty bean, pea and lentil recipes.
|2. More Easy Beans: Quick and tasty bean, pea and lentil recipes
More Easy Beans is a cookbook with great recipes for beans, peas and lentils. Mouth watering, inexpensive, low fat recipes for appetizers, soups, salads and main dishes are all quick and easy to prepare.
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This post was originally published April 13, 2010. It has been updated twice since then.