|Archer Farms Black Beluga Lentils|
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
NOTE: Black beluga lentils are petite, black lentils which have a resemblance to beluga caviar. They’re perfect in soups and salads, and are a good source of protein and fiber.At the beginning of the new year, I reorganized my pantry and noticed the black beluga lentil pouch sitting there, begging to be used.
It was a soup- kind- of- day, so I decided to make– you guessed it- Black Beluga Lentil Soup. Yield: about 5 to 6 servingsHere’s what I did:
· finely chopped a small onion, minced a clove of garlic and sautéed them in a wee-bit of olive oil in a 3-quart pot - until the onions softened.
· poured in a 32-oz. box of low-sodium chicken broth.
· added about 1 cup of frozen, chopped spinach, some seasonings, and let it all come to a boil.
· reduced the heat, added the pouch of pre-cooked beluga lentils, partially covered the pot, and allowed the soup to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Served with a small salad, this made a perfect lunch.Just so you know: the 2-serving pouch contained more than enough lentils for the soup recipe.
Would I buy Black Beluga Lentils again? Definitely!