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Sprouting lentils

Published on February 13, 2014, by in Recipes.

Wow. Sprouting lentils are delicious and easy! Why didn’t I start doing this years ago?

I started out with a one quart mason jar. I rinsed 1/3 cup of brown lentils then soaked them for 12 hours.


After 12 hours, I drained the water they were soaking in, rinsed and drained them again. Get out all the water you can and turn the jar on its side out of direct sun light.


Repeat rinsing and draining each morning and night. After 24-36 hours you will see your lentils starting to sprout.


Start eating them anytime after they start to sprout. Eat them as a snack, put them on salads and sandwiches. They are so delicious, a great source of protein and fiber.


When I started sprouting, I used a cut up old dish towel under the lid of the mason jar to drain. Halfway through the process, I received and actual sprouting lid that I had ordered online. Both work fine. I like the special sprouting lid better, but if you don’t want to buy one, an old towel works just fine.

The amazing thing about sprouting lentils is that a measly 1/3 cup of dry lentils will give you an entire quart jar full of sprouted lentils in less than a week!

Yes, it is that easy to sprout your own lentils.

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