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Green Lentil Salad

The Best Lentil Salad

This lentil salad recipe is very easy and tastes absolutely delicious. Loaded with delicious vegetables! Packed full of protein, fibre, vitamins, and nutrients!

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword how to make Lentil Salad, Lentil Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 92 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 cups vegetable broth (enough to cover lentils while boiling)
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 1 cup carrots (diced)
  • 1/2 cup celery (diced)
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (minced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper (more to taste)

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, bring vegetable broth to a boil. Add the bay leaf and green lentils.

  2. Boil for about 15-20 minutes until the lentils are soft when you push down on them, making sure they are not mushy. Drain your lentils and throw away the bay leaf.

  3. In a large bowl, add all your veggies (onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, and cilantro).

  4. Add your lentils and give everything a good toss.

  5. Add in the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Give everything a good mix and taste for salt and pepper. Enjoy right away or cold the next day!