12 Hearty Meals with Lentils

12 Hearty Meals with Lentils

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Kelli Foster
Jan 16, 2015

Dried lentils are one of the very best pantry staples. No matter which variety you prefer, lentils are wonderfully versatile. They know no season, and have a place on the table through breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are filling, yet light at the same time.

If you made a resolution to eat better in the New Year, and even if you didn't, make 2015 the year you get more lentils on your table. Here are 12 satisfying lentil-filled meals to get you through the day.

Whether you're in the mood for soup, salad, stew, or something a little more robust, these lentils can do it all! They have the power to turn a plate of leafy greens and vegetables into a meal, or even create a filling salad all their own. Blend them into a soup, or bulk up your favorite stew or chili. They also make a heartier substitute for meat in main dishes, like shepherd's pie.

→ Make a pot of lentils! How to Cook Lentils on the Stovetop

Soup, Salads & Sandwiches

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What's your favorite way to make lentils into a meal?

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