3 Easy Steps to Cook Split Peas

  1. Rinse split peas with water—no need to soak!
  2. Combine split peas and water, bring to a boil.
    For every cup of split peas, use 2 cups of water.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes.

TIP: ¼ cup dry = ½ cup cooked

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3 Easy Steps to Cook Beans

  1. Soak your beans
    Traditional Soak: Pour enough cool water over beans to cover completely. Soak for 8 hours or overnight. Drain soaking water and rinse beans with cool water.
    Quick Soak: Place 1 cup of beans in a large pot with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes then remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour. Drain soaking water and rinse beans in cool water.
  2. Combine 1 cup beans with 2 cups water and bring to a boil
    For every cup of beans, use 2 cups of water.
  3. Simmer on low for 45 minutes – 2 hours

TIP: ¼ cup dry = ½ cup cooked

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3 Easy Steps to Cook Chickpeas

  1. Soak your chickpeas.
    Overnight Soak: Use three cups of cold water for each cup of chickpeas,
    let stand for 8–24 hours and drain.
    Quick Soak: Use three cups of cold water for each cup of chickpeas,
    boil 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover and let stand for one hour, drain.
  2. Combine chickpeas and water, bring to a boil.
    For every cup of chickpeas, use 3 cups of water.
  3. Simmer for 1.5–2 hours.

TIP: ¼ cup dry = ½ cup cooked

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3 Easy Steps to Cook Lentils

  1. Rinse lentils with water—no need to soak!
  2. Combine lentils and water, bring to a boil.
    For every cup of lentils, use 2.5 cups of water.
  3. Simmer for 5–20 minutes until tender.

TIP: ¼ cup dry = ½ cup cooked

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