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Sprouted lentils cook faster

An easy way to step up your legume game

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Love lentils? Got 12 minutes? Just pick up a bag of TruRoots Organic Accents Sprouted Lentil Trio, and you’re in business.

Add 1 cup of the multi-colored lentil mix to 3 cups of boiling water, reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes, remove from the stove, cover, and let stand for 4 minutes. Cut the times in half if you like your lentils crunchier.

Why sprouted lentils?

Sprouting reduces the cooking time. Don’t worry about warnings to avoid raw sprouts. These are dried…and you boil them.

Fiber, protein, copper, iron, and folate never tasted so good. Bonus: eating lentils or beans regularly can help lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

Just follow the suggestions on the back of the package.  Or add some chopped herbs and your favorite vinaigrette, with or without chopped carrots, cukes, tomatoes, scallions, or other veggies.

Or stir some into your soup or add some to a tossed salad.

Or try this recipe from our Healthy Cook:

Lentil Salad in a Flash

Whisk together:

  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper

Toss with ¼ cup minced red onion and 1 cup each cooked lentils, chopped roasted red pepper, and chopped arugula or spinach. Serves 4.

We paid $5.79 for our package of lentils. To find where to buy truRoots products, visit truroots.com/wheretobuy


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