Several years ago at one of our girlfriend lunch days my friend, Alice, served us the most unusual meal! She fixed the same meal that David ate as he ran away from Absalom. We had barley, leeks (onions), lentils, and she also served lamb chops. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten!
Lentils are mentioned in the Bible – you can read about that here. My hubs is happy as a clam if I fix lentils and rice for supper.
Lentils are an excellent source of molybdenum and folate. They are a very good source of dietary fiber, copper, phosphorus and manganese. Additionally, they are a good source of iron, protein, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, zinc, potassium and vitamin B6.
If lentils were good enough for the heroes of the Bible – I am going to feature them this month on Tasty Tuesday. Today we are featuring two entrees. Shepherd’s Pie and Antipasto Lentils, both vegetarian fare.
(Carnivore? Add 2 Italian Sausages, casings removed, cook on medium heat in a little olive oil, break the sausages apart while cooking. Stir into lentils at step 3 of the directions.)