Lentils & Beans
Bulk Lentils and Beans
Beans and lentils are inexpensive and filling. At OliveNation we sell many varieties of legumes in bulk. Lentils or beans are perfect for bulk shopping because they can be stored for a long time. Many of our beans and lentils come in 10, 25, or 50-pound packages. When you buy beans or lentils in bulk at OliveNation, they are drop shipped to you from our manufacturer.
If you own a restaurant, catering business, or another type of food business, consider shopping at OliveNation for beans or lentils in bulk. You'll find dried chickpeas, bean medlies, red lentils, green lentils, black beans, and many more. We have over 50 varieties of legumes, even uncommon ones.
Lentils and beans are incredible foods. Because they are dried, they keep for a long time. They're also nutritious. Lentils and beans are a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Lentils are typically more delicate than beans. But both types of legumes are fantastic for soups, side dishes, and main courses. Beans and lentils can replace meat in vegan and vegetarian recipes. They're also great for veggie burgers, stuffed peppers, and you can't go wrong with rice and beans. Sometimes we cook legumes until they are very soft to thicken soups and stews. You can also make dips with beans such as hummus and bean dips. Refried beans and chili are other tasty and comforting dishes featuring beans.
Preparing dried beans takes some planning. Most varieties of beans need to be soaked for 8 hours or more before cooking. Then they can take more than 45 minutes to cook. You can reduce the soaking time with the quick-soak method. You cover the beans with water, bring to a boil over high heat, and let them boil for 1 minute. Then remove the beans from the heat and cover with a lid. Let them soak in the warm water for 1 hour, and then cook as usual. You can speed up the cooking time of beans with a pressure cooker.
Lentils typically take 15 to 20 minutes to cook depending on the variety. The don't require presoaking, but you can do it to reduce cooking time.
If you need to buy lentils and beans in bulk, get them at OliveNation. We hope you love our wide selection of bulk beans and bulk lentils.