Lentils can be much more than the key ingredient for warm, comforting soup. From complex salads to bright vegetable curry, lentils are the perfect base for an early spring dinner. Plus they cook quickly compared to other types of legumes, making them great for a weeknight cooking. Confused about different types of lentils? Link at the end of the recipes should help.

red and green lentils

Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: Composed lentil salad with fresh sourdough bread
  • Weeknight Reality: Lentil-sweet potato (or spinach) curry with jasmine rice & cilantro
  • Need a Miracle: Canned lentil soup with added fresh spinach and crème fraîche

Recipe Links

Parting Thought

The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, ‘If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.’ Said Diogenes, ‘ Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king.’

Anthony de Mello, via goodreads


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