Sprouted lentils are one of my favorite foods. They are very easy to make and very inexpensive. Add them to your salads or soups, eat them as a main meal, or carry around as a snack.
I have tried lentils from many different brands, from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, markets… Not all of them have a great sprouting rate (aka, sometimes just half of them sprouts). Then I found my savior, the Palouse Brand, on Amazon. I buy the Pardina brown lentils in 25 lbs bags,, but they also have smaller sizes. I eat them sprouted, and I cook them for my dog. They are non-irradiated, and the sprouting rate is almost 100%. They are truly delicious.
How to Make Sprouted Lentils
- I put one cup (250 grams) of lentils in a half gallon sprouting jar. I use Now Foods jar or a regular mason jar with a sprouting lid.
- Fill the jar with water to soak overnight.
- Pour the water out, but don’t throw it away. It has many nutrients, and I like to water my plants with it.
- Rinse the lentils about 3 times, twice a day.
- Drain all the water and put the jar on the kitchen counter slightly angled so the excess water can run out.
- Repeat this rinse and drain cycle for 2–3 days. Depending on your house temperature, they sprout sooner or later.
- I then put the whole jar in the fridge, where it can stay for up to 7 days. I generally eat them all long before that.
Sprouted Lentils with Avocado and Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- about 2 cups of sprouted lentils
- 1 avocado
- Thai sweet garlic chili sauce
“Stuffed” Bell Peppers with Sprouted Lentils
- bell peppers (sometimes I cut them, sometimes not and just stuff the lentils inside)
- 2 cups of lentils
- spices that you love
- or veggies that you like on the side
Spicy Sprouted Lentils
- about 3 cups sprouted lentils
- 2 to 3 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 2+ tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
Sprouted Lentils Nutritional Value
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