Couscous and Beluga Lentil Salad With Kiwi


I have bought these lentils because they looked interesting and because their nice name – Beluga, which actualy is a name of fish, mostly famous by black caviar. These lentils look like black caviar, even if they partly loose black color while cooking.

1/2 cup beluga lentilles
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1/2 cup couscous
salt, pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 -2 garlic cloves, minced
few dried tomatoes
1/3 teaspoon mint, dried, crushed to powder
2 kiwi

1. In a small saucepan simmer lentils in water until tender but not falling apart, (15 to 20 minutes), and drain well.

2. In a saucepan bring water to a boil and add couscous and salt. Remove pan from heat and let couscous stan few minutes. fluff couscous with a fork, stir in 1 tablespoon oil and cool.

3. Whisk together garlic paste, 1 tablespoons vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, small pieces of dried tomato, salt and pepper to taste. Stir lentils and dressing into couscous. Leave in the fridge covered, at least 3 hours or overnight

4. Just before serving add kiwi in pieces.

With this entry I am taking part in My Legume Love Affair #31, hosteb by Simona.  About MLLA,   in Susan’s blog.

The recipe is adopted from "Mediterranean couscous and lentis" by mimi

2 thoughts on “Couscous and Beluga Lentil Salad With Kiwi

  • 2011/01/16 at 08:49

    I have been very curious about this kind of lentils. Like you, I am attracted by their name and color. I like the combination of ingredients in your salad. I would have never thought about pairing kiwi and lentils. Thank you so much for your contribution to MLLA.

  • 2011/01/17 at 06:12

    These lentils are especialy beautiful when raw, unfortunately doesn’t taste good, when raw.
    Well… lentils didn’t mind a company of kiwi. Thanks for visiting, Simona.

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