From soups to salads to chilis, there’s no shortage of ways to use classic Yupik Organic Brown Lentils! Brown lentils are dried, dark, whole legumes. Like pasta, brown lentils can be cooked in a pot of boiling, salted water. Brown lentils cook for approximately 30 minutes (tender with a slight bite), or until desired texture. Earthy and mild in flavor, brown lentils are also tender in texture. Cooked brown lentils can be used as an alternative to meat in recipes to create vegetarian meals; they can also be used as an addition to salads and soups. Brown lentils blend or mash easily to add texture, thickness, and depth to recipes as well. Buy Organic Brown Lentils by 500g, kilo, or case to keep your cupboard well-stocked with this pantry essential!
HEALTH BENEFITS: A heart-healthy addition!
Certified organic, vegan, wheat-free, and gluten-free, lentils are an excellent source of protein, fiber, and iron! Lentils are high in soluble fiber, which 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, and delicious side dishes. Brown 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, meat balls, Bolognese-style tomato sauce, stuffing’s, or even chili! Follow this delicious brown lentil chili recipe for a wonderful, vegetarian-friendly twist!
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 sort 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 18 months.