Puy (pronounced PWEE) lentils are an attractive dark green colour with blue marbling. These are a lot tastier than the average lentil, much easier and a whole load quicker to make. There's no need to pre-soak these Lentils, so all you need to do is cook them for around 20 minutes.
For cold salads, try mixing Puy Lentils with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, fresh herbs, olive oil and whatever else you like. Or Use just cooked Puy lentils with thyme and roasted garlic. Stir in chunks of goats cheese and serve with wedges of roasted butternut squash. These little green and blue marbled lentils retain their shape on cooking (although not as much of their colour) and have a delicious flavour.
Le Puy Lentils are covered under EU law of Protected Designation of Origin. Meaning that unless the lentils are actually sourced from Le Puy in France we need to refer to them as Puy Style.
For more information on the nutrition, cooking times and some tasty recipe ideas with pulses have a look at this Real Foods Guide To Pulses.