Laird Lentil Falafels

The Laird lentil is to the culinary world what Marquis wheat was and Yukon Gold potatoes are – a true, unmitigated star!  Released as a registered cultivar way back in 1978,  it is still the standard for large-seeded green lentils all around the plant-breeding world.  I’m glad Tom chose Laird to...

Smoked Green Lentils

With Wild Sorrel, Lovage, Sprouted Red Lentils, Dark Harbor Dulse and Pickled Rhubarb  Jesse harvests New Brunswick with wild abandon and an infectious smile.   He’ll forage for the sheep’s sorrel and grow the lovage himself in his greenhouse.   The dulse is harvested from slippery intertidal...

Lentil & Cheese Quesadillas

2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 15 oz (450 g) can lentils, drained and rinsed ½ tsp (2 mL) seasoning salt ½ tsp (2 mL) oregano ¾ cup (175 mL) Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese 6 flour tortillas Heat heavy skillet over medium heat; add oil and sauté onion,...

Lentil Coconut Curry

1 onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 2 large apples, cut and cubed 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil 2 cups (500 mL)green lentils, cooked or canned 2 Tbsp (30 mL) curry powder (mild) ½ cup (125 mL) water or vegetable stock 4 oz (100 g) can coconut milk 1 lime unrefined sea...

Mini Lentil Sliders

1¾ cups (425 mL) dry red lentils 2 cups (500 mL) vegetable stock 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1/6 cup (37 mL) onion, fine dice ½ Tbsp (7 mL) garlic, minced ¼ red pepper, diced 1 carrot, shredded 3 mushrooms, grated ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper, ground ¼ tsp (1 mL)red chili flakes ¼ tsp...

Sweet Potato and Curried Red Lentil Pizza

¾ cup (180 mL) dry red lentils 1½ (375 mL) cups water 1 Tbsp (15 mL)  olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, chopped ½ small eggplant, diced 1 lb (500 g) sweet potato, cubed 1 can Italian Style diced tomatoes, un-drained 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger 1½ (7 mL) tsp curry powder 1½ tbsp (22...

Red Lentil Latkes

1/2 cup (125 mL) dry red lentils 1 medium potato (about 1/2 pound – 225 g), grated (peeling is optional) 1 large egg 1 garlic clove, crushed and minced 2 green onions, finely sliced 2 Tbsp (30 mL)  grated Parmesan or other cheese (optional) dash or two of hot sauce (optional) 1/4 tsp (1 mL)...

Autumn Red Lentil Soup

1 cup (250 mL) dry red lentils, rinsed and drained ¼ cup (60 mL) dried pot barley 5 cups (1.25 L) beef broth 260 g lean ground beef ½ cup (125 mL) onion, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) corn, canned or frozen 2 cloves garlic, minced 28 oz (700 mL) can tomatoes,...

Spinach & Potato Frittata

Serve warm or cold, as a breakfast frittata, a meatless main dish or a vegetable side dish. Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave. • 1 pkg (250 g) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained • 4 cups (1 L) frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed • 1 cup (250 mL) finely shredded carrot • 1/3...

Cucumber & Black Bean Salsa Salad

Fresh cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper and cilantro combined with black beans creates a terrific salad. • 1 large cucumber, diced • 1 cup (250 mL) sweet grape cherry tomatoes, halved • 1 (15oz/443 mL) can black beans, rinsed and drained • 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped red onion • 1 medium green...

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