Beluga Lentil Salad with Mango

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This post is intended for an audience of adults age 21 and older. I partnered with Sutter Home to create this Beluga Lentil Salad with Mango with Honey-Chipotle Vinaigrette recipe. Thank you for reading and supporting the brands that make Savoir Faire possible.

Chipotle beluga lentil salad with mango

One of the things that I love the most about working with brands is the fact that most of the time, they challenge me. As a result, I have to think (and create) out of the box. For example, I always thought Moscato wine was a dessert wine. Good to pair with desserts because, after all Moscato… is a sweet varietal wine!

Pairing Moscato with spicy food?

Beluga lentils and mango

Then it came the first challenge. Sutter Home, the Napa Valley-based, family-owned company producing award-wining California wines at affordable prices, asked me to pair Sutter Home Moscato with something spicy.

My first thought was a spicy chocolate cake (with chile de árbol.). But since I had these beluga lentils waiting in my pantry to be transformed into a delicious recipe, I rapidly switched to a chipotle lentil soup with chorizo.

Then it came challenge number two. It’s really hot in Miami. It’s spring but it feels like summer. With temperatures around the 85-90˚F and miserable humidity, who want to have soup with this weather? Certainly, not me!

Beluga Lentils… with Mango!

It’s mango season in Florida. So, I decided to create a lentil and mango salad with a honey-chipotle vinaigrette. The best part is I paired it with a nice cold glass of Sutter Home Moscato. Bingo!

beluga lentils

This salad is perfect for lunch and also to have at dinnertime, better if al fresco. The sweetness and crispiness of the Moscato balance very well with the spiciness of the honey-chipotle dressing.

So, thank you Sutter Home Moscato. Not only for sponsoring this recipe but also for making me go out of my comfort zone. I just learned that Moscato is more than a wine dessert (or my favorite wine when is about making white sangria). Cheers!

What are Beluga Lentils?

Chipotle beluga lentil salad with mango

Beluga lentils are black lentils. They owe their name to their incredible resemblance in shape, size, and color to beluga caviar. They are grown in the cold climate of Canada. They are a bit more expensive than ordinary lentils. But trust me: the investment is worth it.

The texture of beluga lentils is firm and its flavor is delicious. This legume is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, it’s also rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant that is usually present in purple vegetables and fruits.

How to make Beluga Lentils Salad with Mango

Chipotle beluga lentil salad with mango

I know that this lentil-mango salad may sound like an “arroz con mango.” This is what we say in Venezuela when something doesn’t match. The combination of ingredients may be unexpected, it’s true. But believe me: this salad is amazingly delicious. Not to say that it’s also very easy to make.

To flavor the lentils when cooking them, in addition to the onion and celery, I add pickled chipotle, which I make with my own recipe. But you can also use the chipotle en adobo they sell in the store (affiliate link.)

Lentils are cooked al dente, strained and once they are cold, you prepare a salad with mango cut into cubes, onion cut in brunoise, fresh cilantro, and a vinaigrette made with olive oil, hot chipotle sauce, and honey.

In addition to the unsurpassed quality of beluga lentils, the mango to make this salad must be ripe but definitely firm.

Chipotle beluga lentil salad with mango

To make this recipe you are going to need some utensils and ingredients that you can buy online through my Amazon Affiliate Program, including:

Beluga Lentil Salad with Mango Recipe

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5 from 7 votes

Beluga Lentil Salad with Mango and Chipotle Dressing

This beluga lentil salad with mango and honey-chipotle dressing is as delicious as easy to make. Perfect as a vegan main dish at lunchtime, or as s starter or side dish at dinnertime.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigerate30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 364kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups beluga lentils
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 celery stalk
  • ½ onion
  • 2 Tbsp. pickled chipotle
  • 2 cups mango diced
  • ½ cup white onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tsp. chipotle hot sauce
  • Coarse sea salt

Instructions

  • Rinse the lentils and put them in a pot with the water, celery, ½ onion and pickled chipotle.
  • Cook uncovered for about 20 minutes, or until the lentils are done but firm.
  • Place the lentils on a strainer and let them cool down completely. Discard the solids (celery, onion and chipotle pieces).
  • Put the cold lentils in a bowl with chopped onion, mango, and cilantro.
  • In a small bowl make the honey-chipotle vinaigrette by combining olive oil, rice vinegar, honey, chipotle sauce and salt, and whisk to emulsify.
  • Add the chipotle vinaigrette, stir and refrigerate at least for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Beluga Lentil Salad with Mango and Chipotle Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 931IU19%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salads
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: Beluga lentil salad with mango recipe, Chipotle Beluga Lentil Salad, honey-chipotle dressing, how to make lentil and mango salad
Author: Enri

Notes

I created this salad at a time in which I used to consume sugar, hence the honey. You can skip the honey and the salad will be deliciously completed with the fructose contained in the mango.

If you love lentils, don’t forget to check my other recipes:

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