Red Lentils

Red lentils are a super quick cooking legume ready in 10 minutes or less! So they are perfect for that last minute healthy addition to a meal. They are very high in protein, 3rd overall as far as plant based foods go and they are high in iron, vita



  1.  Give your lentils a rinse and then drain very well. Add to a small pot with the water and salt and bring to a boil.
  2.  Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Remove from the heat and let the lentils sit until all or most of the water is absorbed.
  4.  Give a good stir and then serve with your favourite protein, and lots of veggies. This is also a natural fit for curry dishes and soups alike or use in place of rice in stir-fry’s or noodles in pasta.
  • PREP 3 mins
  • COOK 10 mins


  •  You can use broth instead of water to bump up the flavour, but I like adding spices. Cumin, coriander, paprika, turmeric, chilli powder etc. Add in anywhere from ¼ to 1 teaspoon depending on your taste preferences and see what flavours you like best.

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    June 30, 2020
    This recipe was perfect! Perfect ratios and timing. I have been daunted by cooking lentils on the stove for a while now (I always use the slow cooker) but decided to try a quicker approach today. Thank you for making it so easy to get the nutrition from lentils I’ve missing! Going to use this all the time.

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