Learn how to cook lentils easily on the stovetop for an easy side, main, or add into salads. High in protein and fiber, and low in fat, they are a great addition to a well-balanced diet.
Brown: Most common. Earthy flavor 25-30 minutes cooking time.
Green: More robust, peppery flavor. Require 35 minute cooking time.
Red & Yellow: Sweeter in flavor. Ideal for soup. Cook in just 20 minutes.
Combine 1 cup of lentils and 3 cups of water in a pot. Add bay leave and any seasonings (without salt).
Drain any remaining liquid, remove the bay leaves, and season with salt as needed.