Vitacost Red Lentils - Non-GMO Description
These colorful, quick-cooking lentils have a mild, slightly sweet, earthy flavor and soft texture – perfect in Indian and Middle Eastern dishes, soups and stews.
Non-GMO Project Verified
No additives or preservatives
Popular in Indian & Middle Eastern cuisine
Cook up soft – ideal for purees or thickening recipes
Faster cooking than other types of lentils
Love lentils? If you normally load up on the green or brown variety, these red lentils will be a pleasing change of pace for your palate. Slightly sweet and nutty tasting, red lentils are the same as brown lentils, only their skins have been removed. The remaining reddish-orange seeds cook up quickly, letting you enjoy this versatile legume in less time than others.
Because they’re hulled, red lentils tend to lose their shape while cooking, breaking down and becoming soft. They mix in well to Indian or Middle Eastern dishes or can be pureed and added to soups or stews to thicken the texture.
Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
Carefully sort lentils, removing any debris or shriveled lentils, and rinse thoroughly.
To prepare, in a medium-sized pot, combine 1 cup of lentils with 3 cups of water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until lentils are soft. Add a pinch of salt or preferred seasoning, if desired. use in recipes or puree in a blender or food processor until smooth to add to soups or stews.
Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-75°F [15°-24°C]).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup Dry (35 g)
Servings per Container: About 13
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||1 g||1%|
| Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
| Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||22 g||8%|
| Dietary Fiber||4 g||14%|
| Total Sugars||0 g|
| Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Vitamin D||0 mcg||0%|
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Other Ingredients: Red lentils.
May Contain: Wheat.
Manufactured in facility that processes milk, soy and wheat.
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Slow Cooker Pasta with Lentils & Red Peppers
Your short list of must-make weekly meals is missing something: this slow cooker pasta. This easy, hands-off recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. You simply slice, dice and toss ingredients into your crockpot. That’s it! Plus, with only one pot used for cooking, cleanup is a breeze! It’s also made without gluten, dairy, soy or nuts, so even those with sensitive stomachs can eat up!
1 cup Vitacost Red Lentils
1 box (12 oz) Explore Cuisine Brown Rice Fusilli
2 red peppers, sliced
2 sticks celery, diced
3 garlic cloves, diced
1 brown onion, sliced
3 cups vegetable stock
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried sage
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/3 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. Redmond Real Salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
- In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except for the brown rice pasta. Set to high and cook for 1 hour.
- Add pasta, reduce heat to medium-high and cook 20 more minutes.