These beans are a perfect staple to keep around for meals that need some extra substance. They also contain fiber, protein, and antioxidants that can aid in digestion, help burn fat, and fight cancer.
These tiny beans are tender and savory. Because of their small size and thin skins, lentils require no soaking and cook quickly. Some varieties, like French green, retain their shape better than others. Try making veggie burgers with lentils or throw together a soup with lentils, veggies, and fresh herbs like the recipe below.