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Recipes — Other Legumes

Lentil and Carrot Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Lentil and Carrot Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Omnivore Other Legumes Salads Snacks & Appetizers Vegan Vegetarian

Lentils cook very quickly so you don’t have to make a huge batch and then figure out what to do with them. Unsoaked, they cook in about 20 minutes! That’s hard to beat. Obviously, they thrive in hot dishes like soups and stews, but a favorite winter salad has been a...

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Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Main Dishes Omnivore Other Legumes Vegetarian

This recipe comes from our friend who writes the blog My Annoying Opinions. We asked him to create a recipe for our newest garbanzo bean and he outdid himself.  Serves 4 to 6 2 cups Rancho Gordo Desi Chana, or Garbanzo rinsed and soaked overnight (or 8 hours) 1 tez patta (dried Indian...

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Garbanzo Salad with Shaved Red Onions and Fennel

Garbanzo Salad with Shaved Red Onions and Fennel

Omnivore Other Legumes Salads Snacks & Appetizers Vegetarian

This is the kind of salad that is often described as a good side dish for roasted meat or chicken but we think it's an excellent dinner in itself. The crunch of the vegetables and the texture of the garbanzos shouldn't be underestimated. Dress and season the salad according to your taste. Start...

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Lentil Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chicken, and Feta

Lentil Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chicken, and Feta

Main Dishes Omnivore Other Legumes Salads Side Dishes

This recipe is adapted from Salad of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year by Georgeanne Brennan. Georgeanne says: "Earthy, quick-to-cook lentils make a bed for this main-dish salad. For a vegetarian option, substitute toasted walnuts for the chicken." Serves 4 1 cup dried Rancho Gordo French-Style...

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Zucchini with Garbanzos in Yogurt

Zucchini with Garbanzos in Yogurt

Gluten-Free Main Dishes Omnivore Other Legumes Side Dishes Vegetarian

When your zucchini plants decide overnight to start producing, this recipe is such a winner. It's inspired by a recipe from the new book Falastin: A Cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. You might recognize Tamimi's name from the seminal book, Jerusalem, with Yotam Ottolenghi. ½ yellow onion, diced 2...

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Lentils with Cabbage and Morel Mushrooms

Lentils with Cabbage and Morel Mushrooms

Main Dishes Omnivore Other Legumes

As almost everything I make goes, this one is easy to improvise with. I had morels so I used them. Maybe you have shitakes or porcini. The method is the same. Obviously, if you don't want the bacon, just leave it out and increase the olive oil for sauteeing the...

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Lentil and Potato Stew

Lentil and Potato Stew

Breakfast Omnivore Other Legumes Soups Soups & Stews Vegetarian

After years of indifference, lentils are part of my kitchen repertoire. Beans aren’t going anywhere and in fact, they’re a very different sensation. But I am smitten with how quickly lentils cook and their distinct flavor. Our black caviar and French-style lentils both are very small, which normally would mean...

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Lentils Folded Into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil

Lentils Folded Into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil

Omnivore Other Legumes Salads Side Dishes Vegetarian

Peter Miller’s Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal is a favorite book of mine. Peter has a famous architectural bookstore in Seattle and he knows the value of a good meal. A typical workday is no excuse to eat poorly. Peter is also “bean...

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Garbanzos, Spinach and Smoked Paprika

Garbanzos, Spinach and Smoked Paprika

Gluten-Free Omnivore Other Legumes Soups & Stews Vegetarian

There was about a cup of garbanzos and a cup of their broth sitting in the refrigerator. I was starving. Well, quite hungry. I added some frozen spinach, olive oil and a teaspoon of our new Smoked Pimentón Paprika. Once heated through, a drizzle of my best olive oil and...

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Arroz al Horno/Baked Rice with Sausages

Arroz al Horno/Baked Rice with Sausages

Holiday Main Dishes Omnivore Other Legumes

It was a Sunday and guests were coming over and I got inspired. Two books, The New Spanish Table by Anya von Bremzen and Spanish Made Simple by Omar Allibhoy, inspired me. Allibhoy’s recipe was very simple but von Bremzen’s description added context and helped me to improvise, just a...

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Garbanzo, Tomato and Feta Salad

Garbanzo, Tomato and Feta Salad

Omnivore Other Legumes Salads Side Dishes Vegetarian

From Julia at Rancho Gordo: I’ve developed a real love for summer-ripe Early Girl tomatoes. To me, they are the perfect salad tomato: meaty, sweet, and juicy, but not so juicy that they create a soggy salad. I’ve also developed a (possibly unhealthy) obsession with French sheep’s milk feta cheese....

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Ligurian-Style Salad of Shrimp, Fennel, and Beans

Ligurian-Style Salad of Shrimp, Fennel, and Beans

Italian Omnivore Other Legumes Pescatarian Salads White Beans

After seeing a video of Asian shrimp being injected with some gross substance so that they’ll weigh more, I’ve turned to wild caught shrimp, both fresh and frozen. Happily, they’re more readily available and they taste much better. If you wanted to drop the shrimp, this is still a great...

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