Lentils are sourced from the lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) which originates in Asia and North Africa. It has long been cultivated by humans as a food source. The earliest archaeological evidence of lentils dates back to Paleolithic times!
There are so many uses for lentils. They are popular with vegetarians and vegans. They are a great source of protein and carbohydrates. Lentils also contain high levels of calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins and iron.
We stock lots of lentils! From Red to Brown, Puy to Yellow! Here are just some of the ways you can use these amazing pulses!
What could be better than a generous portion of satisfying winter-warming shepherd's pie? This oven-baked dish is made up of potato, mince, winter vegetables, juicy lentils, tomatoes and herbs and as far as comforting dinners goes, this really hits the spot!
These savory Indian-spiced lentil “meatballs”, both vegan and gluten free are served over a fragrant fenugreek-coconut sauce. The lentil meatballs are baked, rather than fried - so they remain relatively low in fat.