Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My friend's mom, Jody, had some leftover lentil salad in her refrigerator when I was spending a weekend there. I had some for lunch, and after that, I kept sneaking a spoonful every time I was in the kitchen. When I left I asked for the recipe. Here it is! It's very forgiving -- don't worry if you don't have the exact right amount of everything. It can be served hot or cold. Perfect to bring to a potluck or a picnic, or just to keep around as a side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the first five ingredients (everything through the water) into a pot a simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until the lentils are done but not mushy. Remove the bay leaf and drain any remaining water.
  2. While the lentils are cooking, whisk together all the rest of the ingredients in the bottom of the bowl that you ultimately want to use to serve or store the dish. When the lentils are done and drained, pour them on top of everything else and stir it all together. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This was our first time eating lentils - my husband loved this salad and so did I.

e9dd January 23, 2008

This was a very simple salad to make. I think I need some more dressing on it though. I will make this again as it was healthy and tasty. Reviewed for PAC 07.

Shari2 September 18, 2007