Black Lentils are a very popular legume in South Asia and are used to make a beautiful black lentil soup. Black Beluga Lentils are 1/2 cm. wide with a mild, earthly flavor and soft texture. They’re delicious in soups and chilled vegetable salads, or mix with bread crumbs, minced onion and garlic to stuff roasted red peppers or eggplant.

To prepare: Lentils do not require soaking. Simmer 1 cup lentils with 4 cups water 12 minutes for salads, 20 to 30 minutes for main dishes. Skim the water while cooking. One cup dry yields 2 cups cooked.

Nutrition FactsServ. Size: 1/4 cups (42 g/1.5 oz), Servings: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories 170, Fat Cal. 0, Total Fat 0.5g (1%DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0%DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0%DV), Sodium 0mg (0%DV), Total carb. 30g (10%DV), Fiber 9g (36%DV), Sugars 0g, Protein 13g, Vitamin A (0%DV), Vitamin C (0%DV), Calcium (2%DV), Iron (20%DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.