Lentils are a great source of protein, iron and vitamin B1 as well as being high in fiber. While I use dried uncooked lentils when I am making lentil soup, I do love to have precooked steamed lentils on hand in the fridge. In particular, I love the Melissa’s Steamed Lentils (pictured above and also listed in my “Shortcuts” section)–they have a delicious flavor and are easy to throw into a salad for an added nutritional boost. I use these precooked steamed lentils in my Vegetarian Delight recipe and in my Heaven’s Blend Salad. Lentils are a great mainstay in a plant based diet. Yum!