Lentils with Herbs and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Black Beluga Lentils


  • 1/2 Cup  sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips
  • 1/2 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  sage, chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  rosemary, chopped
  • bay leaf, preferably fresh
  • 2 Cups  black beluga lentils
  •   Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

These lentils make a quick, flavorful, and simple side dish that's fantastic with roast meats. To keep the texture interesting, half of the lentils were left whole instead of puréed, and sun-dried tomato oil lends body and creaminess.

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Fill a small saucepan with the sun-dried tomatoes and add enough water just to cover the tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes and drain well.

Fill a small saucepan with the rehydrated tomatoes and add just enough olive oil to cover. Simmer for 20 minutes and let the tomatoes cool in oil. Drain when cool; reserve the tomatoes and oil.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan. When warm, add the herbs and bay leaf. Sauté until aromatic. Add the lentils and just enough water to cover. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until and creamy rather than chalky inside. Continue to cook until the bottom of the pan is dry.

Place half of the lentils in a food processor and pulse until broken. Pour into a bowl and fold the remaining whole lentils into them. Add the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add reserved the sun-dried tomato oil to make creamy. Serve warm or at room temperature.  


Calories per serving:

596 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 113g 174%
  • Carbs 260g 87%
  • Saturated 16g 79%
  • Fiber 45g 182%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 80g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 99g 197%
  • Sodium 93mg 4%
  • Calcium 198mg 20%
  • Magnesium 241mg 60%
  • Potassium 3,557mg 102%
  • Iron 29mg 160%
  • Zinc 13mg 88%
  • Phosphorus 1,179mg 168%
  • Vitamin A 28µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 29mg 49%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 234%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 56%
  • Niacin (B3) 13mg 63%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 111%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,864µg 466%
  • Vitamin E 17mg 87%
  • Vitamin K 119µg 149%
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