A ‘Lentil’ Bit of This, A ‘Lentil’ Bit of That. In addition to being heralded as highly nutritious, lentils are also highly delicious. Lentils, a tiny legume or bean, has been a common element in Latin American and Middle Eastern dishes for centuries. Chef Reyes took these mighty little beans and added El Popular Chorizo to create a hardy, nutritious, and tasty Chorizo and Lentil Soup. Recipe by DeDe Reyes; Ivy Tech- East Chicago Campus; entered in the 2010 Chorizo Contest.