Basic Sprouted Green Lentils

Photo by: Sarah Shatz

by Whole Foods Market

over 2 years ago

Sprouted green lentils are dried lentils that have been germinated (or sprouted) and then dried at low temperatures in order to boost their nutritional profile - increasing vitamins and micronutrients, and activating enzymes that make nutrients easier for your body to absorb. In addition to their health benefits, sprouted lentils are versatile in the kitchen. They cook quickly, in as little as 15 minutes, or they can be simply rehydrated by soaking in warm water for 45 minutes (this leaves them with a delicious raw-food crunch and fresh vegetal taste). Sprouted lentils may also be added to long-simmered soups and stews as you would standard lentils. Or try adding them to a pot of rice for balanced protein.

Makes about 2 cups

  • 1 cup dried sprouted lentils
  • Salt to taste
  1. Rinse in cool water.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil (add salt if desired). Add sprouted lentils and boil until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain. (Alternately, to prepare as a raw food, soak the sprouted lentils in hot water for about 45 minutes.)

Nutrition Info:


  • 678 calories
  • 2g total fat
  • 0g saturated fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 346mg sodium
  • 115g carbohydrate (59g dietary fiber, 4g sugar)
  • 50g protein
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