how to cook black lentils

Fall Black Beluga Lentil Salad

As we creep further into November the weather is definitely getting colder.  Usually this colder weather makes us think of chilis and soups, but this week we wanted to change it up and try a warm salad. This black lentil recipe with roasted veggies is a real hearty, healthy salad. We used beets and cauliflower, to showcase the seasons fresh produce and a honey mustard dressing to brighten up the flavor. 

roasted beet salad

Black lentils have a mild flavor but hold their shape when cooked, making them the perfect for a salad.  Their black color is also a thing of beauty, making any dish more elegant. While we loved this salad warm, we also enjoyed the next day for lunch right out of the fridge. 

cooked black lentils how to cook black lentils

How to Cook Black Beluga Lentils

5 cups Water 

2 cups Black Lentils 

1. Bring water to boil. 

2. Add lentils, cook for 25-30 minutes until tender. 


black lentil recipe

Comments 2

Laurie on

Dice cauliflower? BI have no idea how to accomplish that. Small florets had to do.

Sara on

This salad is so light and sooo good – its a perfect fall salad and can be served warm or cold, I prefer the warm version!

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