Braised, canned lentils are a wonderful Italian dish that is historically served on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. The round shape of the lentils represent coins which are supposed to bring prosperity for the upcoming year. Lentils are very healthy, and are particularly rich in fiber. They are an
integral part of traditional Italian cooking.
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Follow this quick and easy recipe for
Italian Style Lentils:
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Add 2 tins of lentils, scallions, and basil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss gently. Pour dressing over the mixture. Garnish with basil and serve.