4 recipes with lentils for New Year's Eve

Eating lentils on New Year's Eve or New Year's Eve, according to tradition, gives us luck for the New Year that is about to begin. In a previous post we have highlighted a bit of history about this tradition and we have also provided the recipe to elaborate the lentils of luck for that special night.

Besides the lentil stew recipe, the lucky lentils that night we can prepare them and taste them in another way, for example in a pot of lentils, a warm spoon dish, a salad, a scrambled lentil, or a sautéed lentil and vegetables.

Lentils are legumes full of beneficial nutritional properties for our body that we should not overlook and consume lentils whenever we can at least once or twice a week.

4 recipes with lentils ideal for New Year's Eve

Lentil soup

The pottage of lentils is a spoon food and a warm dish ideal for the cold days we go through during this time of year, at Christmas.

Who does not want a warm plate of lentils and a good piece of bread?

Ingredients:  

  • 350 grams of pardine, Castilian or Lanzarote type lentils.
  • 2 onions or a small piece of leek.
  • 2 garlic cloves without skin and slices.
  • A piece of pumpkin, about 300 grams, cut into pieces.
  • 2 carrots without skin and cut into pieces.
  • 250 grams of potatoes peeled and cut into pieces.
  • A medium yellow sweet potato peeled and cut into pieces.
  • A chorizo ​​on wheels.
  • A piece of bacon in taquitos.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A teaspoon of ground cumin.
  • Salt.
  • Water.
  • Some strands of saffron.
  • A pinch of turmeric.
  • A teaspoon of sweet pepper.

preparation:  

  1. In a cauldron we put some virgin olive oil to poach the onions with minimum heat.
  2. Once it is begun to pocharse we add the cloves of garlic. When the garlic cloves are golden add the cumin, the sweet paprika and stir to mix well.
  3. Add lentils, chorizo, bacon and cook 5 minutes more with low heat. Next we add the carrots, the pumpkin, the potatoes, the sweet potato, a little salt and we add water until covering.
  4. Cook with moderate heat until it starts to boil.
  5. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat to a minimum and add a few saffron beans, and a little turmeric.
  6. Cook the lentil stew with a minimum of heat until the potatoes and lentils are tender, checking if the salt is good or if you need more water.
  7. Once the potatoes and lentils are tender, turn off the heat. We put the pot of lentils in a tureen or fountain and take it to the table to eat it warm.

Lentil Salad

The lentil salad is another way to taste this healthy legume.

It is a cold dish that we can serve as a starter or as a first course at the New Year's Eve dinner and so we can say that we have followed the tradition of eating a few lentils to attract good luck for the New Year.

The lentil salad can be made with lentils already cooked that we can get in the market or cook ourselves the lentils, everything will depend on the time that we have.

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams of Castilian, Pardina or Lanzarote type lentils.
  • 150 grams of arugula.
  • One onion cut into cubes.
  • A small red pepper cut into cubes.
  • 2 carrots without skin and in pieces.
  • 2 boiled eggs troceaditos.
  • Water.
  • A bay leaf.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar.
  • Salt.

Elaboration:

  1. In a pot we put the lentils and carrots to cook and cover them with water.
  2. Add a little salt, a drizzle of olive oil and a bay leaf.
  3. Cook the lentils with moderate heat until they start to boil.
  4. Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat to a minimum and cook until the lentils are tender but firm, we do not let them get destroyed.
  5. When the lentils are in their point, we extinguish the fire and we drain the lentils and the carrot. Let the lentils cool.
  6. When the lentils and carrots are cold we put them in a salad bowl or fountain to make the salad.
  7. Add the chopped onion, the red pepper, the boiled eggs, the rocket, a little salt, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and a few drops of Modena vinegar.
  8. We remove the salad well to mix all the ingredients and make it well dressed. We take the salad to the table and serve it on individual plates.

Easy and quick recipes for lentils

This recipe of lentils as well indicates its name is very easy to make and in a short time we have some rich lentils that we can then accompany the taste, well with golden potatoes in small squares, accompanying a filet of meat or cooked vegetables or with fried eggs that They are also very rich.

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams of lentils.
  • A cut onion or chives.
  • 2 bay leaves.
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • A pinch of ground cumin.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Water.
  • Salt

Elaboration:

  1. In a pot we put a little olive oil to heat to poach the onion.
  2. When the onion is poached add the lentils, bay leaves, ground black pepper, cumin, just cover water and a little salt.
  3. Cook the lentils with low heat until they start to boil.
  4. Once they begin to boil, reduce the heat to a minimum and cook until the lentils are tender but firm, we must take care that they are not destroyed.
  5. The lentils should be dried without broth.
  6. Once they are ready we turn the fire off and put the lentils in a dish or tray to take them to the table and eat them just like that or with what we like the most.

Scrambled eggs with lentils

To prepare the scrambled lentils we can resort to the already cooked lentils that we can get in the market or to cook the lentils for the scrambled eggs.

The amount of lentils for the scrambled will depend on the number of diners.

We can make a big scrambled and then serve on individual plates or make a scrambled for each diner.

The scrambled lentil is another way to prepare and consume lentils, they are very rich and they are made in a short time.

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams of lentils.
  • A cut onion.
  • 3 beaten eggs.
  • 3 sprigs of fresh minced parsley.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of ground black pepper.
  • Salt.
  • Water.
  • A bay leaf.

Elaboration:

  1. If we have bought the lentils already cooked, we open the pot and put them in a drainer to pass them through abundant cold water.
  2. If we are going to cook the lentils we will put the lentils in a cauldron with water that covers them, a little salt and a laurel leaf. Cook with moderate heat until it starts to boil.
  3. When it starts to boil we lower the heat to the minimum and cook the lentils until they are tender.
  4. We drain the lentils if we have left water and remove the laurel. In a pan put a little oil to heat to poach the onion.
  5. When the onion is poached, add the lentils, the ground black pepper, the minced parsley, and the beaten eggs. We stir well and continuously so that the scrambled is cooked.
  6. Once the scrambled egg is ready with the cooked egg, we put out the fire.
  7. We put the scrambled egg in a platter or tray and take it to the table to serve it in individual plates accompanied by what we like most, a mashed potatoes, a sautéed vegetable, white rice, meat or fish.

As you can see there are many recipes that we can prepare with lentils and taste them that special night like New Year's Eve and who knows maybe it brings us good luck for the New Year that begins.

From NatureVia we wish everyone a Happy New Year! ThemesChristmas Christmas Recipes

5 Meal Prep Recipes For Weight Loss In 2019 - Healthy New Year's Resolutions (October 2020)