Learn How To Cook Green Lentils So You Always Have These Gems Of Health-Promoting Nutrition Ready To Eat In Your Vegan Kitchen.

Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition, boasting 15 grams of fiber and 17 grams of protein per 1 cup of cooked lentils. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals, such as molybdenum, folate, manganese, iron, phosphorous, and potassium. Lentils are easy to make and should be a staple in your pantry and superstar on your weekly menu. Try this basic green lentil recipe to get you started.
Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition, boasting 15 grams of fiber and 17 grams of protein per 1 cup of cooked lentils. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals, such as molybdenum, folate, manganese, iron, phosphorous, and potassium. Lentils are easy to make and should be a staple in your pantry and superstar on your weekly menu. Try this basic green lentil recipe to get you started.

Green Lentils

Yields 6 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound green lentils, rinsed, picked over

  • 2 carrots, cut into large chunks

  • 1 stalk celery, cut into large chunks

  • 1 onion, cut into wedges

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley (include the stems)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients except salt and pepper. Pour in 8 cups of water.

  2. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender and the liquid has been absorbed.

  3. Remove the large chunks of vegetables. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Serve immediately or let lentils cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


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