- Brown lentils are the cheapest and soften the most upon cooking. They work best in soups and stews.
Lentils can easily be sprouted! For 2 cups of sprouted lentils, combine 1 cup brown lentils and 3 cups cold water in a 1-quart jar (or similar container). Give the lentils a stir, cover the jar with cheesecloth using the jar ring or rubber bands to secure it, and soak at room temperature for 12 hours. Rinse 3 times a day until they start to sprout.