Lentil Salad Recipes

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Summer Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.57 stars
Fresh salad great all year round, but especially during the summer served cold.

Lentils and Buckwheat Salad To Go (Gluten-Free)

Rating: 4.5 stars
I needed a nourishing and complete meal-in-one that I could take with me on the go. I prepare this the day before I travel and put it in the fridge overnight. It has a great flavor that, when left to sit at room temperature, bursts through even more. The spinach leaves are sturdy and resilient so don't wilt as would lettuce. I hope you like it.

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.37 stars
This is a delicious lentil salad, that keeps very well in the refrigerator.

Cranberry Lentil and Quinoa Salad

Rating: 4.54 stars
A healthy, protein-packed salad.

Cold Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.37 stars
This lentil salad is very simple and yet very tasty. It is perfect for picnics and summer gatherings. If you grow fresh herbs and tomatoes, it will come out even better. It is appropriate for vegan, gluten-free, and generally healthy eating.

Red Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs

Tired of lettuce salads? Enjoy this light, fresh salad, inspired by classic tabbouleh flavors. Cook and drain red lentils, then add fresh herbs, scallions, and Roma tomatoes. Toss with a light dressing of extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice, garnish with scallion greens, and enjoy for lunch or dinner.

Refreshing Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.53 stars
I tried to duplicate this light, refreshing salad that my Tunisian in-laws make. I put my own 'twist' on this with the addition of lemon zest. Using colorful vegetables makes for a light salad with a beautiful presentation. Garnish with sliced hard-boiled eggs and serve with crusty baguettes.

Lentil Salad with a Persian Twist

Rating: 4.46 stars
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.

Greek Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.24 stars
This is a delicious salad or side dish that may be kept for up to 3 days in the refrigerator, if covered. Just moisten with additional salad dressing when ready to use.

Moroccan Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.44 stars
A quick, colorful and spicy protein-rich salad or side dish

Mediterranean Style Roasted Red Pepper and Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.69 stars
A perfect summer salad to share with friends and family over a picnic or for dinner. This whole food lentil salad recipe is super easy to make, plus it's vegan-friendly!

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

Rating: 4.42 stars
Great side dish. French lentils (also called puy lentils) have a wonderful earthy flavor. You can't substitute regular green/brown lentils. They are expensive but usually affordable at your local food co-op. Goat cheese has a creamier texture than feta. I like to add grape tomatoes.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sprouted Lentil Salad
Rating: Unrated
A deliciously mildly spicy ethnic-inspired salad that's very healthy as well. A nice crunchy twist on UNsprouted lentil salads.
Minty Orzo Lentil and Feta Salad
Rating: Unrated
This is a wonderful summer salad. I have been asked to make it for every party I am invited to!

Quinoa and Lentil Salad

Rating: 3.63 stars

A salad made with a superfood! It's light, fresh, and packed with flavor. Not to mention, it's easy to make. You can sub honey for the agave nectar.