Organic Red Lentils are dried, split legumes. Like pasta, red lentils can be cooked in a pot of boiling, salted water, and for approximately 20 minutes (tender with a slight bite), or until desired texture. Red lentils are earthy and mild in flavor, while tender in texture. Cooked red lentils can be used as an alternative to meat in recipes; they can also be used as an addition to salads and soups. Red lentils blend or mash easily to add texture, thickness, and depth to recipes as well.