Cooking, dining, and Mediterranean diet recipe magazine The New York Times has a selection of recipes that may be part of a Mediterranean diet, the only diet that will not kill you. Of course someone has to go out and rank these based on how colorful they are. The New York Times never focuses on the important things, sigh. Ranked in ascending order of vividness.
18. Lentil and Tuna Salad. Not vegetarian, so to the bottom of the list. Brown, tan, and green.
17. Oven-Steamed Salmon With Lentils and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Not vegetarian. To the bottom. Brown, green, white, and pink.
16. Lentil Salad With Walnut Oil. Brown, lighter brown, and green.
15. Lentil Soup With Chipotles. Brown, red, and tan.
14. Turkish Tarator Sauce With Beets and Beet Greens. Green, red, and tan.
13. Quick Walnut Bread. Tan, white, and brown.
12. Lentil and Escarole Soup. Brown, red, and green.
11. Lentil Dal. Brown, white, and green.
10. Warm Lentil Salad With Goat Cheese. Brown, green, and white.
9. Lentil Minestrone With Greens. Brown, red, and green.
8. Curried Lentil, Rice and Carrot Burgers. Brown, tan, red, and purple.
7. Black Rice and Soy Salad With Asian Dressing. Black, green, tan, and red.
6. Carrots and Lentils in Olive Oil. Orange, brown, and yellow.
5. Pasta With Walnut Sauce and Broccoli Raab. Green, white, and yellow.
4. Endive, Apple and Walnut Salad. Red, tan, brown, and green.
3. Bulgarian Cucumber Soup With Walnuts. Is Bulgaria by the Mediterranean? White, green, and tan.
2. Lentil Stew With Pumpkin or Sweet Potatoes. Brown, orange, yellow, and green.
1. Middle Eastern Lentils With Pasta. Brown, red, green, tan, and cream.
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