Black Lentils

Black Lentils

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Our Black Beluga Lentils are tiny, black, lens-shaped legumes that have high nutritional value, mild, earthy flavor, and firm texture and shape that holds throughout the cooking process. That’s why, black lentils are an essential ingredient in our Mediterranean pantry. These petite lentils cook fairly quickly and have a wonderful, creamy consistency.

Net wt 18 oz. (510.3)

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Black lentils are easy to cook and they can be used in a variety of ways. Although they have a creamy consistency, they hold their shape very well.

  • 1 cup dry black beluga lentils will make about 2 1/2 cups cooked lentils
  • To cook, 1 cup of black beluga lentils requires 3 cups of liquid

How to Cook Black Beluga Lentils (basic instructions)

  1. Rinse lentils well with fresh water. Pick over to remove any debris.
  2. Combine 1 cup black lentils with 3 cups of liquid (water, stock, etc). Be sure to use a large enough saucepan, lentils will at least double in size. Add seasoning of choice. Stir in a pinch of kosher salt (the salt will slow the cooking, but it will enhance flavor and help make the lentils easy to digest.)
  3. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are tender (about 20 to 25 minutes, adding more water as needed to keep the lentils submerged.)
  4. Once the lentils are cooked, strain them well be serving

Black Lentil Recipes and Ideas

These tiny, earthy-tasting black lentils are super tasty and make a variety of vegan dishes including Mujadara (lentils and rice); roasted butternut squash lentil bowls; or this spicy lentil soup (a fan favorite, by the way!)

For a healthy side next to things like Greek baked cod or Spatchcock chicken, simply cook black lentils as indicated above and finish them with a drizzle of our Early Harvest Greek extra virgin olive oil.

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You can be rest assured that none of our lentils contain bioengineered ingredients.


We are doing this the old fashioned way! Our suppliers package only to order, and we, in turn, order in small batches to ensure freshness and flavor integrity.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Daphne Smith
Excellent Product

Lentils were of high quality

John Olsen
Black Lentils

These are absolutely delicious! It’s a must with the moussaka recipe from the Mediterranean cookbook!

Jill L.
The Best!

Black lentils hold an honored place in my salads! They are simply The Best.

Mikhail Lyakhovetskiy
Great taste

Great taste

Betsy T.
Could become my new favorite lentil

Good color and hold their shape. Fun to try a lentil that I hadn't used before!