Green lentils are a great legume choice due to their taste and their nutritional profile. They have a pale, sometimes mottled green/brown colour and a robust almost peppery flavour. Out of the lentil family, green lentils take the longest to cook, but maintain a firm texture after cooking and along with red lentils, are the most commonly grown and are a popular choice worldwide.
Health Benefits of Green Lentils
Green lentils are packed with beneficial dietary fibre, important for keeping cholesterol levels in check and for the management of healthy blood sugar levels. Green lentils are a good source of protein and contain many nutrients including folate, phosphorus, potassium, copper and iron.
Cooking with Green Lentils
With any legume, they are best soaked overnight in the fridge before cooking. To cook add 1 cup of lentils to 2 cups of water, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes. These lentils hold their shape well and along with their delicious flavour make them great salads, veggie patties, wraps or simply eaten as a side dish. They also make a fantastic, protein rich addition to soups, casseroles and loafs and can be blended with your favourite herbs and spices to make a filling dip or spread.
Green lentils are a healthy choice, being very low in fat and sodium. Green lentils are an excellent source of iron, fibre and protein. These lentils also contain a range of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper.
Lentils do not require soaking but can be to reduce cooking time by half. For green lentils, rinse in cold water before cooking for 35-40 minutes on a steady simmer.
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