Black Caviar Lentil
Small, gentle, quick-cooking lentils with a luxurious flavor and texture. Firm yet creamy, they are sure to be your new best friend in the kitchen.
Hearty, small ebony lentils that resemble caviar but have a unique lentil taste and texture. The skins almost melt away. Versatile and indulgent, they are less common than brown or green lentils and are at home in both rustic dishes and elegant meals.
We ignored lentils for years, but we will ignore them no longer! They are one of the earliest cultivated crops and have been a source of sustenance for humans for thousands of years. History aside, what we love about them is that they are quick-cooking, they taste delicious, and they only need a few aromatic vegetables and a splash of good olive oil to make a great meal.
Salads, soups, stews
From the Rancho Gordo Kitchen
Ideal in soups and salads, or folded into yogurt as a perfect summer dish.
Check lentils for debris, and rinse thoroughly. Place in a pot and add enough water to cover by about 2 inches. If you like, add aromatics like a bay leaf or garlic clove. Bring to a full boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer, using a lid to help regulate the heat, and gently cook until done, 25 to 35 minutes. Salt to taste. Remove aromatics, and serve.
French Green Lentils, Black Beluga Lentils
Country of origin