Protein- and fiber-rich lentils are among the world's oldest cultivated crops. Here, our favorite recipes featuring the most convenient dried legumes.
Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew
Lentils, in all their tiny-legume glory, are the perfect combo of protein, complex carbs, and fiber making them a great addition to soups, stews, salads, vegetarian dishes, and more. Best of all, they're quick-cooking and don't require soaking. Here are over 30 recipes featuring various types of lentils.
First up is a spicy, Ethiopian-inspired red lentil stew. Berbere, Ethiopia's signature spice blend, includes garlic, ginger, coriander, femigreek, and allspice in addition to a big pinch of ground chiles. Look for it at well-stocked supermarkets. For a change of pace, skip the rice and serve with our Teff Injera Flatbread.