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This green lentil salad recipe is healthy, fresh, and totally delicious! It makes a great light meal or side dish. 

Fresh and Easy Green Lentil Salad Recipe

This green lentil salad recipe is healthy, fresh, and totally delicious! It makes a great light meal or side dish. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword green lentil salad recipe, vegan lentil salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 175 kcal
Author Natasha Bull

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked green lentils rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 Persian (mini) cucumbers sliced
  • Large handful little tomatoes halved
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 2 tablespoons red onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the lentils and add them to a medium pot along with the 2 cups of water over medium-high heat. Bring to a rapid simmer then reduce the heat so it gently simmers for 30-40 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the other ingredients and add them to a medium salad bowl. 
  3. When the lentils are done (they shouldn't be mushy, but they shouldn't be too firm either), drain them and rinse with cool water and then drain them again and add them to the salad bowl. 
  4. Add the lemon juice and olive oil (you may need to add more depending on your taste preferences). Add salt & pepper to taste. Toss. Salad will keep for a few days in the fridge. 

Recipe Notes

  • It's best not to salt the lentils until after they're cooked. Keep this in mind and don't forget to give the salad plenty of salt for flavor. 
  • Serves 2-4 depending on whether it's a main course or side.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition Facts
Fresh and Easy Green Lentil Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 521mg15%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1491IU30%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.