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Black Beluga Lentils- organic dried 1 lb

Black beluga lentils


These shiny petit black lentils are often referred to as black beluga lentils. The name, black beluga lentils,  comes from the fact that they hold their shape well when cooked and are a dark shiny black- reminiscent of the finest caviar, Beluga. Lentils are an excellent source of protein and are often a meat substitute in Asian  or vegetarian dishes.  As with all dark colored grains and fruits they are high in certain phytonutrients that are believed to be quite beneficial. The best part however is their mild earthy flavor and delicate texture. These black beluga lentils are not like the regular soup variety. They are excellent in cold salads as well as soups or served alone. See recipes for a wonderful versatile pilaf/salad which makes “Meatless Monday” a breeze. Black beluga lentils are a household favorite for us and a frequent menu option lately at  finer restaurants. Certified USDA Organic in a  1 lb resealable package.

Black Beluga Lentils available in 1 lb pack

 

 

$6.59


Weight: 1.0 lb
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Weight 1.0 lb

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Artisan/History/Story

These unique black beluga lentils are sourced from a  distributor who focuses on difficult to find, grains, beans, legumes and vegetables. They service finer restaurants and discerning chefs looking for unique ingredients from near and far. They are dedicated to sourcing unique ingredients from small growers worldwide and then utilizing modern technology to assure  the greatest care and safety in the handling and processing. They are certified USDA organic. Their quality standards far exceed the FDA and other regulatory agencies. Now these difficult to find treasures are available to you!

How to Prep/Store

Dried black beluga  lentils may be stored in an airtight container in your pantry. They will keep for quite some time (similar to dried beans) However these are so delicious you probably won't have to worry about that! Use one part lentils to four parts water. Cook for 13-15 minutes for salads and a few minutes longer for a side dish. Black Lentils will double in volume when cooked ( one cup uncooked equals two cups cooked)

Recipe Ideas

Rinse 1 cup  black beluga lentils and put in saucepan with 4 cups water. ( or vegetable broth) add 2 whole or minced garlic cloves. Simmer for 13-18 minutes- taste for doneness. (They should be tender but not mushy!) Drain and  then season with salt, fresh pepper and a little of your favorite vinegar. Minus 8 Dehydrate seems to complement them beautifully! Serve alongside, chicken, duck or pork. See Recipes for a wonderful farro and lentil pilaf which is delicious hot or cold.