Beluga Lentils

Beluga lentils are among the smallest in the lentil family. The shiny, jet black lentils look similar to beluga caviar. Once they’re peeled or split open, the deep black skin gives way to a rich, yellow interior. Because black beluga lentils become soft when cooked, they’re ideal for soups and stews. Once they cool, black beluga lentils have a firm texture and are perfect for salads. Combine beluga lentils with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and onions and dress the mixture with salt, olive oil and lemon juice or vinegar for an easy, filling salad. Black beluga lentils are low in fa..

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