Our grandmothers were thrifty and could skillfully process leftovers. They were able to easily handle the rest of the lens, too. They used the lens in a variety of ways. They used it, for example, to make meatballs. Even though it’s meat-free, it tastes great!
Not sure what to do with the rest of the cooked lentils? How about a funky lentil spread, soup, or even lentil meatballs. For vegetarians, this is nothing new, but for those who love meat, they may not have heard of it before. Experience the new culinary horizons that these legumes offer you. You will be pleasantly surprised with the result!
You can also prepare lentil meatballs according to the video recipe:
Maintain the natural color
When cooked, lentils often lose their natural light color. We have a simple trick for you that will successfully prevent this loss. Once the lentils are cooked, add a raw potato, which has been peeled and cut into pieces. Thanks to him, the lentils will have a beautiful light color even after cooking.
Extended flavors of lentils
Everyone knows the classic pickled lentils. How about giving it a new flavor! Next time you cook it, season it with coconut milk and ground curry spices. Don’t forget to add a pear too. Simply peel it, cut it into cubes, and cook it with the lentils. You will instantly fall in love with a lens prepared this way!
You can also make an excellent meatloaf out of lentils!
Lentil meat balls
For these meatballs, instead of meat, make a cup of lentils that you cook the classic way. Add 4 tablespoons of the bread crumbs, the onions and carrots, 1 tablespoon of the tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, a pinch of thyme, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper. Fry the onions and carrots into small cubes in the oil.
Meanwhile, combine the cooked and salted lentils, then combine with the breadcrumbs, tomato puree, spices and chopped herbs to taste. Finally, add the fried onions and carrots and mix everything carefully. Cover the pancakes with flour and after that you can start frying!
Lentil spread for appetizers
If you already have some lentils, you can use them to make an excellent spread. Add the classic butter, a few cloves of garlic, and a little mustard to the lentils. Mix everything together and you will get a spread that is delicious, creamy and healthy as well. Just spread it on bread or cover and garnish with fresh cherry tomatoes.
Lentil soup is a quick dish.
You can also make soup from cooked lentils which is very easy and quick. Add cooked lentils, diced potatoes, some vegetables such as carrots, peas, cauliflower or leeks, marjoram, and finally minced garlic to the vegetable broth. Thicken the finished soup with broth.