Green Lentil Salad

Salads, Side Dishes

Lentil salad can be served as a side dish or turned into a lunch salad by serving over romaine lettuce.

Super easy

Green Lentil Salad


For 6 Person(s)


  • 1 1/2 cups dried green lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bunch green onions, white and green parts, sliced in 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 (or more) medium-size ripe tomatoes, chopped into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 mild pepper (such as Anaheim or poblano), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cups chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cups chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoons medium-hot chili powder
  • 1/4 cups olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) white wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon's juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Green Lentil Salad Directions

  1. Soak the lentils overnight in water, drain and rinse.
  2. Place the lentils in a pot with the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 10–15 minutes—taking care not to overcook.
  3. Drain any excess water, place the lentils in a bowl, add all of the other ingredients and toss gently without mashing the lentils. Cover and either chill or rest at room temperature for about an hour before serving.