As members of the vast protein-rich legume family, lentils and peas are high in fiber and complex carbohydrates and relatively low in fat. They both provide a substantial amount of vitamins A and B as well as calcium; lentils are a particularly good source of iron and phosphorous.
Unlike other legumes, lentils do not require pre-soaking, making them as convenient as they are nutritious. Our selection of hearty recipes -- from appetizers such as chickpea hummus and red-lentil dal to the more substantial split-pea bisque, black-eyed-pea stew, and composed lentil-and-chicken salad -- is sure to enhance your winter repertoire.
Warm Red-Lentil Dal with Pita Chips
Pea Bisque with Shrimp and Tarragon
Arugula Salad with French Lentils, Smoked Chicken, and Roasted Peppers
Black-Eyed Peas with Escarole, Potatoes, and Turkey Sausage