Organic Brown Lentils are dried, dark, whole legumes. Like pasta, brown lentils can be cooked in a pot of boiling, salted water. Brown lentils cook for approximately 30 minutes (tender with a slight bite), or until desired texture. Earthy and mild in flavor, brown lentils are also tender in texture. Cooked brown lentils can be used as an alternative to meat to create vegetarian meals; they can also be used as an addition to salads and soups. Brown lentils blend or mash easily to add texture, thickness, and depth to recipes as well.