Brown lentils are variety that hold their shape nicely, and can be used similarly to green lentils they are commonly in North America and have a little more mild and earthy flavour. They’re like the all-in one lentil. Because they are delicious mashed into veggie burgers, as a salad topper, or even blended into soup. Cooked these for 35-45 minutes, one half cup of uncooked brown lentils brings 24g protein, 80 mg calcium 26g fibre, and 4 mg iron, according to the USDA.
Try this recipe Lentil Tacos..
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, peeled and diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
250 g/9 oz cooked brown or green lentils
50 g/2 oz cooked kidney beans
¼ tsp Himalayan salt
4 taco shells
Coriander leaves for sprinkling
Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion until soft. Add the garlic and spices and cook 1 minute.
Stir in the lentils, beans and salt and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the beans are hot.
Spoon the mixture into tacos and top with coriander.