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Feb 7, 2008 01:16 PM

favourite meatless lentil recipes

Now that Lent has started, I was curious...what are your favourite ways to prepare lentils without meat?

I made a Lentil and Coconut soup yesterday that turned out well. Basically 2 leeks, 3 carrots, a cup of green lentils, 5 cups of water, 1/2 can of Coconut Milk, 1 heaping tablespoon of Spice Trader's Royal Curry Powder, and 1 heaping teaspoon of Spice Trader's Curry Powder.

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  1. I like a salad made with cooked puy lentils, cherry tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese dressed with a mustard vinaigrette.

    1. Another plug for Jeff Smith's lentil salad:
      Adding some cooked long grain rice at the end will lighten up the texture, if you can stand the carbs.

      1. lentil salad with radish, cukes, tomatoes, cilantro, mint, tiny bit of raw onion, dress it with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and cumin powder. its very good.


          i regularly make this one. sometimes i sub some butter in for the oil to make a richer taste. last time i made it, i also chopped up some artichokes in it.

          1. This is a favorite, though I love lentils curried also. For this, I use romaine lettuce instead of radiccio: