Black Beluga Lentils


  • 1 Cup of Dried Black Beluga Lentils
  • 1 Large Lime
  • Kosher Salt and Ground Pepper to Taste

Optional Friends:

  • 1 Diced Carrot
  • 2 Stalks of Diced Celery
  • 1 Small English Cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp of Chopped Parsley or Cilantro
  • 1 Diced Pepepr
  • 2 Tbsp of a Chopped Red Onion
  • EVOO to Taste

Step 1

Cook 1 cup of dried black beluga lentils following the cooking directions printed on the back of the package.

If you choose not to follow the directions on the package, simply boil 3 cups of water and cook 1 cup of (pre-washed) lentils for about 15-20 minutes. Lentils are not like rice; they do not need to absorb all the water that they are cooking in. Occasionally taste-check your lentils for readiness.


Step 2

Once your lentils are cooked, strain them, pat them try and pour them into a glass bowl.


Step 3

Squeeze the juice from 1 lime all over your cooked lentils. Season with kosher salt and ground pepper to taste and mix. Store in a glass meal prep bowl for easy snack access.  

NJAPP Tip: If you are making these delicious lentils and want to make another side with them, all you have to do i scoop 1/2 a cup of your cooked lentils in a separate bowl and chop up some cucumbers, carrots, celery, peppers, parsley or cilantro, red onions, and add these ingredients to your cooked lentils with some juice. You will have a perfect side for any protein you cook up. EVOO is optional as it is not always needed.