Black beans and Lentils

Cooking with some high protein ingredients: Beans, lentils and Split Peas

If you are looking for some high protein meals try some beans and legumes such as lentils and split peas

If you are looking for some high protein meals try some beans and legumes such as lentils and split peas

Today I am using some different combinations.
Start with a teaspoon of olive oil and a small cube of ginger and a clove of garlic chopped well.

Simmer the ginger and garlic for about 5 minutes and then add black beans that you have rinsed and drained, and add veggies that you like!
I chose a chopped ripe tomato, 5 sliced mushrooms, 1 white onion chopped well along with a cup of chopped spinach. For some spice, I added a teaspoon of Turmeric and cumin at the end.

 

Legumes

I pre-cooked a mixture of lentils and split peas that I keep in the refrigerator. I like them firm so I cook them for about 1/2 the amount of time the package calls for. ( around 10 minutes), equal parts of water to legumes. I always rinse them well, looking for stones or bugs before I cook them.

 

Lentils and split peas cooked together for only 10 minutes

Lentils and split peas cooked together for only 10 minutes

I simmer the bean mixture, stirring the black beans gently so they do not crush for about 5 more minutes and then added a cup of precooked lentils/split peas to the mix, stir in and cook another 5 minutes until the consistency that you like.

When you cook with grains, legumes and beans, you need to develop your own way of simmering them. I love to see and eat the circular legumes; some people like them cooked more.

 

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