Brown Lentils..

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.