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Lentil Recipes We Love (PHOTOS)

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Do you ever wish more foods were reliably cheap, healthy and tasty? Good news -- lentils are all three. Overlooked by many a supermarket shopper, protein-rich lentils are faster than other types of dried legumes to prepare, and they easily absorb your favorite flavors from other foods and seasonings. And as a result, you can never really run out of ways to make them.

We're guessing lentils aren't a likely staple in your kitchen -- yet, that is. We've put together some incredible lentil recipes to get you started, from salads to stews and everything in between. You can find all 36 in the slideshow at the bottom, but you can check out a sneak peek below.

Lentil Veggie Burgers With Pomegranate Ketchup
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Get the Lentil Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup Recipe

Vegetarians and carnivores alike will fall for this meatless burger -- especially its pomegranate ketchup.

Green Lentil Salad With Cucumber And Cumin And Lemon Vinaigrette
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Get the Green Lentil Salad with Cucumber and Cumin and Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

This lentil salad makes a perfect starter, side, or even main dish -- especially for eaters not fully satisfied by lettuce.

Lentil Soup with Crisp Pancetta
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Get the Lentil Soup with Crisp Pancetta Recipe by Verses from my Kitchen

Lentils are one of the best foods to add to your soups -- they make them heartier, more filling, and infinitely more delicious.

Want more? Check out all our favorite lentil dishes in the slideshow.

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