How to Cook Lentils

Get more nutrients in your diet by learning how to cook lentils. This powerhouse can help fill you up as a main dish or a side.

Lentils. A powerhouse of nutrients. Don't be afraid of these little guys. We're gonna show you how to cook lentils in a snap. Unlike their bean counterparts, there's no soaking required. First, we've measured one cup of lentils. Spread the lentis out on parchment paper and remove any tiny debris. Next, pour your lentils into a sieve and rinse them. Meanwhile, bring three cups of water to boil and toss in your lentils. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Lentils take around 20 to 30 minutes. Cook until tender. Dinner is on. Lentis work great as a side dish or as a round out to salads, soups or mashed into vegetarian burger patties. Lentils are addictive. You've been warned.