Cooking Recommendations

Spanish Pardina Brown Lentils

Rinse and sort before cooking. For each cup of lentils, use at least two-and-a-half cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer slowly until the lentils are tender. Drain the excess liquid. Cooking times will vary dependent on variety, but budget 20-35 minutes for boiling lentils to the desired tenderness. One cup of dry whole lentils will yield about two-and-a-half cups of cooked lentils. Cooking times: Salads: 20-25 minutes. Main Dishes: 25-30 minutes. Soups and purees: 30+ minutes

Shasta Yellow Lentils

Rinse and sort before cooking. For each cup of lentils, use at least two-and-a-half cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer slowly until the lentils are tender. Drain the excess liquid. Cooking times will vary dependent on variety, but budget 20-35 minutes for boiling lentils to the desired tenderness. One cup of dry whole lentils will yield about two-and-a-half cups of cooked lentils. Cooking times: Salads: 20-25 minutes. Main Dishes: 25-30 minutes. Soups and purees: 30+ minutes

Sunrise Red Lentils

Rinse and sort before cooking. For each cup of lentils, use at least two-and-a-half cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer slowly until the lentils are tender. Drain the excess liquid. Cooking times will vary dependent on variety, but budget 20-35 minutes for boiling lentils to the desired tenderness. One cup of dry whole lentils will yield about two-and-a-half cups of cooked lentils. Cooking times: Salads: 20-25 minutes. Main Dishes: 25-30 minutes. Soups and purees: 30+ minutes

Green Split Peas

Rinse and sort before cooking. For each cup of dry peas, use at least two-and-a-half cups of water. Split peas do not need to be soaked. One cup of dried peas will yield about two-and-a-half cups of cooked peas.
Cooking times: Salads: 25-30 minutes. Main dishes: 30-40 minutes. Soups and purees: 45+ minutes. Do not add acidic ingredients such as tomatoes or lemons to the peas while cooking; add these ingredients after the peas have reached the desired tenderness.

York White Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)

Rinse and sort before cooking. Dry chickpeas need to be soaked overnight. For each cup of soaked chickpeas, add two-and-a-half cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until the chickpeas are tender.
Cooking time: 1.5 to 2 hours

Pedrosillano Cafe Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)

Rinse and sort before cooking. Dry chickpeas need to be soaked overnight. For each cup of soaked chickpeas, add two-and-a-half cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until the chickpeas are tender.
Cooking time: 1.5 to 2 hours

 

For nutrition facts and more information about how to cook with lentils, garbanzo beans and split peas, please visit the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council.

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