Rating: 4.46 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A refreshing salad made with diced vegetables and lentils, perfect for a side dish or on its own. To add more freshness, add chopped mint to the salad.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine lentils, onion, tomatoes, and cucumbers together in a bowl. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, salt, and black pepper together in a separate bowl. Pour dressing over lentil mixture; stir to coat. Chill in refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 15g; fat 9.2g; sodium 86.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2013
A very tasty salad. I LOVE persian food and I love lentils, so I was excited to try this combo. I went with NOOSH's suggestion to add fresh mint. I wasn't sure how much to add so at first I minced about 7-8 mint leaves. It gave just a slight hint of flavor (barely noticeable), so I added another 7-8 leaves and it was perfect! I highly recommend this addition. It gives the salad such a fresh flavor. I have a hard time getting hubby to eat any sort of salad, and with his first bite he said WOW, this is really good! The only change I made was to use way less red onion than called for. I ended up using about 1/4 onion, since most red onions are huge. Thanks for the recipe NOOSH! Read More
(13)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2013
A very tasty salad. I LOVE persian food and I love lentils, so I was excited to try this combo. I went with NOOSH's suggestion to add fresh mint. I wasn't sure how much to add so at first I minced about 7-8 mint leaves. It gave just a slight hint of flavor (barely noticeable), so I added another 7-8 leaves and it was perfect! I highly recommend this addition. It gives the salad such a fresh flavor. I have a hard time getting hubby to eat any sort of salad, and with his first bite he said WOW, this is really good! The only change I made was to use way less red onion than called for. I ended up using about 1/4 onion, since most red onions are huge. Thanks for the recipe NOOSH! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
Excellent! I have to admit to a couple of changes due to dietary requirements. I did not use canned lentils..I cooked my own to the tenderness I prefer and I used scallions instead of red onions. This is a perfect summer salad..great for picnics and suitable for a vegan or gluten free diet..I will make this again and again.. maybe trying different salad dressings each time.. I'm a bit adventuresome.. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2014
Excellent use of fresh cucumbers from my garden. Next time, I might add garbanzo beans and some kalamata olives to it for a little more flair. Nice summer salad. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2016
I wanted an easy recipe to use lentils in. Trying to eat more plant based foods and new to it. I didn't have the exact ingredients but I used dried green lentils that I cooked a white onion instead of red lemon instead of lime a handful of cherry tomatoes no olive oil (trying to cut back) but added rice vinegar to the apple cider vinegar avocado and parsley. Was very refreshing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2014
This was really good. I drained off the excess dressing before I served it and added finely chopped mint (like other reviewers had suggested). The mint was a great additional and I will include it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2020
Light and delicious! I took the recommendation to add fresh mint. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2015
I've never been a big fan of lentils but in heart of being healthier am looking for healthier ideas. This recipe was very good. I used dry green lentil cooked to package specifications and I think I made too much but adjusted the ingredients to compensate. I added much more seasoning than listed (that is tarragon mint and other Mediterranean spices) and also added seasoned rice wine vinegar in addition to the apple cider vinegar. I would make this salad frequently! Even my husband who likes lentils less than I liked this salad. I believe this recipe could be tweaked to any taste. I highly recommend trying this recipe even if you don't think you like lentils. Like me you might be surprised.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
This is delicious! I have made it several times. It's so light and fresh tasting, yet filling because of the lentils. Reminds me of fattoush salad, which is probably why it's so good with toasted pita. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2017
I have made this twice now and love it. It is quick & easy to make nutritious and tasty. No cooking required for those hot summer days. So far I have stuck to the recipie but have not tried it with mint in it. I will definitely make this again! Read More