German Lentil Salad (Linsensalat)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 22 mins

Adapted from a recipe found on the website, and posted for the 2006 Zaar World Tour. The recipe did not specify what sort of vinegar or mustard, so use your favourites.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the lentils in salted water for 20 minutes or until they are soft.
  2. Put all the dressing ingredients into a small jar, cover with the lid, and shake until they are well-combined.
  3. Chop the carrots into tiny cubes, and sauté the carrots and minced garlic lightly in olive oil; remove the pan from the heat and add the parsley and the lentils, and toss them with the dressing; and serve at room temperature.
Most Helpful

Used all raw ingredients (i did cook the beans) :) and added purple cabbage. Total deliciousness.... My new favorite salad.

hollyfrolly August 12, 2014

Super! I made this delicious salad a couple days ago to take to a party. I made as stated except did not have parsley, so used about 1/2 cup chopped cilantro instead. One mistake I made was that the directions said to cook the lentils for about 20 minutes but the package said 35 to 40 minutes. I cooked mine for 35 and without stirring so the ones on the bottom were a bit mushier than I would have liked. Next time I will stick with the 20 to 25 minutes and stir the lentils once in a while. I love the dressing, too! Thanks for posting this great recipe, bluemoon downunder, I appreciate it!

Garlic Chick May 02, 2013

Very unique salad. Super easy to put together. I think I may have added too much cinnamon. But, Hubby liked it anyway. I love that it can be served at room temp. Thanks for posting.

Lucky in Bayview August 13, 2012