Green Lentil Salad (Azifa)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

From: “The Essential African Cookbook” by Rosamund Grant.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the lentils in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 45 minutes until soft, drain, then turn into a bowl and mash lightly with a potato masher.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. Chill before serving as an accompaniment to a meat or fish dish.
Most Helpful

I made this to serve as an accompaniment to your beautiful curry recipe. This was so simple but so tasty, I didn't soak the lentils overnight but boiled them, drained them & rinsed with cold water then cooked them (stops them going grey) - I used puy lentils. You should always read the recipe through and this was no exception, I didn't have time to chill this and it was lovely warm, however I ate the leftovers cold for lunch the next day and they tasted even better, the flavours just melded together beautifully. Thanks!

LilKiwiChicken June 24, 2008