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Soaking Lentils

Soaked Lentils Recipe

Simple recipe for soaking lentils and other legumes to neutralize anti-nutrients so once cooked, their full nutritional value can be enjoyed.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Soaking time 7 hours
Servings 6
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Put lentils in a large pot and fill with filtered water.

  2. Stir in liquid whey, put lid on the pot and leave on the counter for about 7 hours but no more than 18.

  3. Drain soaking water and rinse drain lentils again.

  4. Your lentils are now ready for cooking and you may use them in whatever dish you choose or proceed to the next step to make lentil soup.

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Recipe Notes

Red lentils basically disintegrate after cooking, so only soak them for use in soup recipes.

Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice may be substituted for the liquid whey.

This recipe works for split peas too!