Lentils are probably one of the most forgotten veggies. The funny thing is that they are one of the healthiest things you can eat. Seriously, lentils have tons of protein, amino acids, fiber, and vitamin B with almost no fat! This is especially great for vegetarians or for people, like me, who want some extra protein and don't always feel like eating something heavy (like meat can sometimes feel).
There are three varieties of lentils: brown, red, and green. They require no pre-soaking, like some other legumes. This means that they are quick to cook and are paired nicely with rice or in soups or even salads. The only thing to remember is to season them well--bland is never good. It's as simple as that!
So check out our three favorite (and super easy) lentil recipes and start enjoying this easy legume today!
Marc's Cheater Lentil Soup
Spiced Lentils and Scallops