This is a perfect recipe for using up leftover lentils. You don’t need to add salt to the dressing, as the olives and cheese provide plenty. The real flavor stars of this dish, however, are the lemon and dill, which will complement pretty much any fresh salad veggie you’d like to add in. To make… Read more »
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This popular Indian comfort food is a thick stew packed with wonderful vegetables. It’s is traditionally served with papadums, although naan is also a tasty option if you can’t find papdums locally. Split yellow mung beans, which are also sold under the name moong dal, can be swapped with red lentils or yellow split peas… Read more »
Slightly sweet, lightly spicy, and richly complex, ras el hanout is the spice blend at the heart of Moroccan cooking. While spice blends don’t offer enough calories per serving to rate for better or for worse, this blend deliberately leaves out the salt to make it easier for you to adjust the sodium levels in… Read more »
If you’re baking or roasting veggies for another dish, throw your sweet potatoes in at the same time to conserve time and energy. They take about 40 minutes at 350ºF to cook, and you can reheat easily in the microwave on the day you’re making the lentils.
Keeping the sodium level in this recipe for savory snack bars low is dependent on choosing unsalted smoked almonds. If you can’t find them, choose plain, unsalted almonds instead and be sure to include the liquid smoke, which can be found with the spices.
Can you buy pita at the store? Of course. Do they take some time and effort? Naturally. Then is it really worth the hassle of making them fresh? You betcha. Truly fresh pita bread is a beast entirely unlike anything you can buy in the store, and as breads go, it’s one of the easiest… Read more »
The flavors of this dish are inspired by the cuisine of North Africa. As it is increasing in popularity, it’s often available in the spice blend section, but if you can’t find it, you can make your own from ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard.