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Lentil production also occurs predominantly in Southern Alberta in Zones 1 and 2, along with a small strip along the eastern border.


Which lentils are grown in Alberta?

Whole Red Lentils

Split Red Lentils

Green Lentils

Preparing Lentils

Cooking Instructions

  1. Remove any shrivelled lentils.
  2. Rinse lentils with water — no need to soak!
  3. Combine lentils and water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Simmer for 5–20 minutes until tender.

Cooking Tips

  • For every 1 cup (250 mL) of lentils, use 3 cups (750 mL) of water.
  • Different lentils require different cooking times. Softer red/split lentils require shorter cooking times and are great for soups. Firmer lentils (green or black lentils, for example) take a bit longer to cook and are ideal for salads.

Lentils in the Kitchen

Butterscotch Cookies

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Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

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Gardener’s Pie

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