Some things are classic for a reason! Organic Green Lentils are dried, whole legumes that are incredibly versatile and delicious! Like pasta, green lentils can be cooked in a pot of boiling, salted water. Green lentils cook for approximately 30 minutes (tender with a slight bite), or until desired texture. Earthy and mild in flavour, green lentils are also tender in texture. Cooked green lentils can be used as an alternative to meat in recipes; they can also be used as an addition to salads and soups. Green lentils blend or mash easily to add texture, thickness, and depth to recipes as well.
HEALTH BENEFITS: A HEART-HEALTHY ADDITION!
Yupik's certified organic lentils are an excellent source of protein, fiber, and iron! Lentils are an excellent source of protein, fiber, and iron. High in soluble fiber, lentils as part of a dietary staple help to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and stabilize blood sugar levels.
CULINARY TWIST: BEYOND SOUP!
Classically, lentils can be used in soups, salads, curries, and delicious side dishes. Green lentils can also be used in unique ways to create vegetarian meals. Lentils are small in size which mimics the texture of ground meat. Use this comparison in recipes, such as shepherd’s pie, meatloaf (mash lentils for this application), meatballs, Bolognese-style tomato sauce, stuffings, etc.
ABOUT LENTILS: DID YOU KNOW?
Unlike beans, lentils do not need to be soaked since they tenderize easily in boiling water. Though rare, tiny pebbles can be found in a batch of dry lentils. It is always best to lay lentils out onto a large plate and sift through the batch quickly.
HOW TO STORE YOUR LENTILS: PRESERVE FRESHNESS!
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 36 months.