Sprouted green lentils are dried lentils that have been germinated (or sprouted) and then dried at low temperatures in order to boost their nutritional profile - increasing vitamins and micronutrients, and activating enzymes that make nutrients easier for your body to absorb. In addition to their health benefits, sprouted lentils are versatile in the kitchen. They cook quickly, in as little as 15 minutes, or they can be simply rehydrated by soaking in warm water for 45 minutes (this leaves them with a delicious raw-food crunch and fresh vegetal taste). Sprouted lentils may also be added to long-simmered soups and stews as you would standard lentils. Or try adding them to a pot of rice for balanced protein.
Makes about 2 cups