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Thumb_8682_Lentil Soup With Chorizo And Potatoes

Thumb_8682_Lentil Soup With Chorizo And Potatoes

This hearty, spicy soup will warm you all the way through. The potato is really for body. If you want to a thicker, chunkier soup, add one more.

Thumb_8424_Lentil, Tomato And Red Pepper Salad With Cilantro

Thumb_8424_Lentil, Tomato And Red Pepper Salad With Cilantro

For a different kind of side, try lentils. The combination of green lentils and red tomato and pepper is both vibrantly colored and flavored, and goes well will all sorts of grilled dishes.

Thumb_4618_Lentil Bruschetta With Basil And Pecorino

Thumb_4618_Lentil Bruschetta With Basil And Pecorino

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_7150_Three-Bean Salad With Quinoa

Thumb_7150_Three-Bean Salad With Quinoa

Chip adapted this three-bean salad from a recipe Elizabeth found in Cooking Light magazine. The original used bulgur, but this recipe calls for quinoa. The dish is a hearty side or a main course for a summer evening. You can read more about this recipe at the Cookthink blog.

Thumb_16179_Turkey And Red Bean Chili

Thumb_16179_Turkey And Red Bean Chili

This turkey and red bean chili is simmered with beer and a mix of heady spices to give it a complex flavor; a squeeze of lime juice and a handful of cilantro at the end add a burst of freshness. Double the recipe if you can -- it freezes beautifully.

Thumb_12956_Chopped Watercress Salad With Peanuts

Thumb_12956_Chopped Watercress Salad With Peanuts

If you don't have watercress, you can use baby spinach leaves, a mix of spinach and arugula, thinly sliced celery, or cucumber sliced or chopped for this refreshing salad. Read more about this recipe in Nancie McDermott's Quick & Easy Vietnamese.

Thumb_16827_Spinach Falafel With Tahini Sauce

Thumb_16827_Spinach Falafel With Tahini Sauce

This non-traditional falafel is a light twist on the classic (which is often too heavy, especially as a side dish or mezze). It pairs wonderfully with a glass of pinot noir. Read more about this recipe in Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterreanean

Thumb_14946_Chickpea, Potato And Spinach Stew

Thumb_14946_Chickpea, Potato And Spinach Stew

This aromatic, hearty North African-inspired vegetable stew is delicious as a side to grilled or roasted meat -- or as a complete and nutritious one-pot meal on its own. See step-by-step instructions and photos at the Cookthink blog.

Thumb_18489_Heirloom Beans And Rice With Smoked Turkey

Thumb_18489_Heirloom Beans And Rice With Smoked Turkey

Smoked turkey wings and thighs are available at Whole Foods markets and good butchers. They're a great substitute for pork or ham hocks, and have more lean meat on them.

Thumb_19231_Lentil Soup With Italian Sausage

Thumb_19231_Lentil Soup With Italian Sausage

Lentil soup made with pre-cooked leftover curried lentils is beefed up with Italian sausage for a fast, hearty meal. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_19208_Eggplant Chutney

Thumb_19208_Eggplant Chutney

This dish traditional and versatile dish can be made days ahead and refrigerated for weeks after the meal. Use leftovers to make vegetable bisteeya.  This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_19865_Beef Tostados

Thumb_19865_Beef Tostados

Beef tostados made with leftover brisket are both hearty and exciting, piled with beans, avocado and a sweet-and-sour sauce. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.


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