Recipes: lentils

Can't Beet It

By Gina Caputo

Can't Beet It
This is a riff on a favorite recipe of mine that I make every week. Sometimes I change up the legume or the greens, other times I change up the grain. This version uses barley, a high-fiber (with decent protein!) grain that is most commonly used in soups but has a nutty flavor that makes it amazing in salads. These salads feel like "shoulder season" salads to me, where I'm ready to move out of the heavier foods of winter but not quite ready for the light salads of summer.

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Ground Control

By Gina Caputo

Ground Control
This One Bowl Wonder is perfect for a Meatless Monday. Beets are high in important vitamins and minerals, are thought to support athletic performance, are high in fiber and may support brain health! And French Lentils with quinoa is an excellent source of plant protein!

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FORZA! Italia Lentils

By Gina Caputo

FORZA! Italia Lentils
In solidarity with my Italian brothers and sisters, I give you FORZA! Well, the dish gives you forza anyway. This lentils and pasta dish is inspired by a Roman classic. The greens were my idea. Eat it in good health, in bad health or simply to everyone's health!!

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Devlishly Delicious

By Gina Caputo

Devlishly Delicious
This pot o' goodness is inspired by a dish I saw called Lentils Diavolo, which is Italian for devil and refers, in food, to a spicy sauce. I kicked it up with extra veggies and a different source of fire. It's vegan, hearty, easy and can be served alone or on top of couscous (pictured here is Israeli couscous), small pasta noods, rice, farro, polenta, or potatoes.

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Cherry Oh Baby

By Gina Caputo

Cherry Oh Baby
This gorgeous bowl of goodness is somehow both light AND hearty. Cherries, lentils, farro and walnuts? YES! And the celery keeps it super light and fresh. This is a new one to the OBW rotation and it's here to stay!

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