Lentil Lemon Soup

2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped pinch hot red pepper flakes 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin 1½ cups (375 mL) dry split red lentils, cleaned and rinsed 6 cups (1.5L) chicken stock 2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper to...

Banana Lentil Muffins

1 egg, slightly beaten ½ cup (125 mL) canola oil ½ cup (125 mL) sugar 1 cup (250 mL) bananas, mashed 1 cup (250 mL) green lentil purée 1 tsp (2 mL) vanilla 1 1/3 cup (310 mL) whole wheat flour 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder ½ cup (125 mL) raisins Preheat oven to 200° C (400°...

Lentil Risotto

1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1 yellow onion, finely diced 1 medium carrot, finely diced 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) red lentils 1 cup (250 mL) black or green lentils 1 oz (25 g) rosemary, thyme and oregano finely chopped 3-4 cups (750 mL-1 L) chicken stock...

Red Lentil & Beef Sloppy Joes

Add a pinch of dried red pepper flakes during cooking for added spice. canola or olive oil, for cooking 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 lb. (454 g) lean ground beef or bison 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 – 28 oz. (796 mL) can diced, whole or stewed tomatoes 1/4 cup (60 mL) dry red lentils 1/2 cup (125...

Lentil Roll-Ups

1 cup (250 mL) green lentils, cooked 2 Tbsp (30 mL) parmesan cheese, grated 1 Tbsp (30 mL) onion, finely chopped ¼ tsp (1 mL) oregano, dry crumbled ¼ tsp (1 mL) thyme, dry crumbled 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) black pepper, ground 1 garlic clove, minced 1 lb (500 g) pkg. phyllo pastry 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola...

Lentil & Sweet Potato Stew

2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 bay leaf 1 garlic clove, minced 1½ tsp (7 mL) curry powder 2 cups (500 mL) dry green lentils, rinsed 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1” cubes 9 oz (225 g) frozen cut green...

Barley and Lentil Soup

This soup combines the two Prairie culinary powerhouses…barley and lentils.    2 onions, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil ½ tsp.(2 mL) ginger ½ tsp(2 mL) paprika ½ tsp (2 mL) turmeric 4 ½ cups (1.125 L)  beef stock 1 can (796 ml|28 ounce) tomatoes, chopped or diced ¾...

Asiago, Artichoke and Lentil Salad

19 oz can lentils, rinsed and drained 2 green onions, sliced 1 red pepper, chopped 1 stalk celery, diced 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained ½ cup (125 mL) shredded asiago cheese ¼ cup (60 mL) sunflower or olive oil ¼ cup (60 mL) red wine or cider vinegar 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard ½ tsp (2...

Prairie Spice Cake

1/2 cup (125 mL) rolled oats   1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole wheat flour or multigrain flour  1/4 cup (60 mL) barley flour  1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt  1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon  1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda   1/4 cup (60 mL) flax   2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder  1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flax  1/2 cup (125...

Canadian Lentil Meatballs with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

This is a wonderful home-style Persian dish, the kind that Hamid grew up enjoying.  The Cucumber Sauce is more of a method than an actual recipe.  Like all great chefs, he tastes as he goes. He’ll combine a cup or so of rich yogurt and grate in a clove of garlic (or more if you like garlic)....