- are a member of the legume family
- are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal.
- provide good to excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein-all with virtually no fat.
- have just 230 calories per 1 cup of cooked lentils
- cook quicker than other legumes
- are cheap - I paid $1.39 for a pound
- are versatile and can take the place of rice in many dishes. They are especially yummy when added to soups or as a salad...
- 1 lb lentils prepared according the the package instructions
- 2 C of chopped veggies (I used sweet onion, red onion, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, tomato, and yellow pepper)
- 3/4 - 1 C of your favorite salad dressing (Italian works well) or mix together 1/2 olive oil, 1/4 vinegar (or lemon juice), salt, and pepper to taste
- Combine lentils and veggies.
- Pour dressing all over and combine.
- Serve chilled or at room temperature.