When it comes to lentils, there's a lot to love. Hearty, healthy and delicious, lentils absorb flavors from other foods and seasonings while providing a great source of fiber and protein. While they can take hours of simmering, there are ways to quickly prepare lentils for an easy weeknight dinner. Here are eight surprisingly fast lentil recipes to try now:
1. Spiced Lentils with Mushrooms and Greens
Eat these stewy lentils as a light lunch or serve alongside roasted cauliflower with raisins.
2. Beet and Red Cabbage Salad with Lentils and Blue Cheese
Because there are so many ingredients, including bacon, lentils and cabbage, this salad is dressed very simply with lemon juice and olive oil.