Cheap and Easy Lentil Salad


A cheap and easy lentil salad. Makes a great side salad at dinner or a great lunch at work!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • ½ pound French green lentils, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (14 ounce) can corn, drained

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, or to taste

  • cup olive oil

  • cup balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine lentils and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook lentils at a boil until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.

  2. Mix kidney beans, corn, and parsley in a bowl; add lentils and gently stir.

  3. Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette, sugar, salt, and black pepper together in a separate bowl; drizzle over lentil mixture and gently stir.

  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate until lentils are completely chilled, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
13g Fat
37g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 383mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 349mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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