“Food Tip” del giorno – Lentils!

by valentinalucia

Wait until lentils are tender or completely cooked to add salt or other flavoring ingredients. Adding salt to the water before cooking lentils will toughen the beans, and adding ingredients such as tomatoes or wine could lengthen the cooking time.

Check out these two very different, yet both delicious, ways of cooking lentils—Lentil Soup with Bacon and Rosemary from Kitchen Riffs is perfect for a cold night of comfort, and these Yellow Lentil Fried Quenelles with Red Bell Pepper Sauce from Mess In the Kitchen are a great way to spicy up the texture of lentils and utilize the lesser-known yellow variety.