Creative Ways to Prepare Brown Lentils

Creative Ways to Prepare Brown Lentils

Everyone wants to live healthily, but it appears only some take out time to prepare quality foods that nourish the body and promote good health. Brown lentils are one out of the many lentils available, and they are a great source of vital minerals and nutrients to the body. They cook quickly and flaunt a lens-like shape that is flat with its goldilocks texture. Most vegetarians often consume them to get some meaty feel in the mouth.

Brown lentils can be prepared in various ways, and here, you’ll get to know more about some creative ways to make yummy brown lentils.

Brown Lentils

Loaded sweet potatoes with brown lentils

This is one of the quick meals that will satisfy your hunger for tasty and nutritious food.

  • Medium sweet potatoes
  • 5 tablespoonful extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup of brown lentils
  • ¼ cups of coarsely-chopped
  • 1 tablespoonful fresh lemon juice
  • Cilantro leaves (optional)1 ½ sliced oranges, grapefruit or clementines
  • 1 tablespoonful of fresh lemon juice

Now, it’s time to prepare this luscious meal. Roast sweet potatoes till it turns brown, smash them and add a tablespoon of oil and seasoning to it. Cook brown lentils until tender, drain and allow it to cool. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt. Heatpeanuts and oil until golden brown, then add pepper and salt. Add lemon juice and top sweet potatoes with the prepared lentils; serve and have a good time eating.

Curried Lentils

Here comes another recipe and this is sure to make you want more.

  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 chopped onion and 2 medium carrots (diced)
  • Vegetable broth and 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 chopped kale and 2 medium celery stalks
  • Diced tomatoes and 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Cauliflower, spinach and potato

To make curried lentils, wash lentils and chop onions and garlic. Heat vegetable broth and add onions, garlic, celery and carrots sequentially. After a few minutes, add curry and mix properly. Now, it’s time to add washed lentils, broth and tomatoes. Allow it to boil for about 10 minutes, so vegetables and lentils are tender. Add kale and allow to heat for some minutes before putting cilantro, pepper and salt to taste. You can even serve this over brown rice for an unusual treat.

Brown Lentils

Lentil Salads

This is what you can make easily. It’s an ideal recipe for slow cookers or people who wouldn’t like to spend much time in the kitchen. Brown lentil salads are known for their richness in vegetables and rich flavors. It’s more than mixing up herbs; you can take its flavors up a notch by adding cilantro, coconut and tamarind. Adding some charred broccoli is sure to make you want some more. You may want to give it a smoky dressing or serve with basil and avocado dressing.


There are many creative ways to make tasty meals or garnishes with brown lentils. You can try any of the recipes discussed above or tailor them to enjoy some adventurous moments dinning.

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