Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

We made this tonight for dinner and loved it so I thought I'd share. Easy, simple and delicious. I also think it could become like a "mother" or base recipe & to it you could add smoked chicken, tuna, other legumes, even different salad or vegetables. Source: Good Taste, December 2007

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook lentils about 25mins until tender or drain cans and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Cook onion until tender then add garlic and ginger. Cook for a couple of minutes then add garam masala and cook 1-2mins until aromatic.
  3. Add onion mixture and lime juice to lentils and mix thoroughly. Leave to cool slightly.
  4. Cook green beans until crisp tender then refresh in cold water and drain.
  5. Add corn kernels, green beans, tomatoes & celery to lentil mixture and stir gently to combine.
  6. Season with cracked black pepper and serve garnished with coriander and a dollop of yoghurt (we didn't miss the coriander or yoghurt but the pepper is a must).
Most Helpful

I have been so unlucky with recipes lately that I had grown rather defeated - but this salad is substantial, refreshing, and really healthy. the garam marsala and ginger give it a subtle heat. I highly endorse...but cut your green beans to bite size pieces. mine were awkwardly long.

nancyburns February 03, 2014

Made a half batch of this delicious salad, using one tin of brown lentils and the full amount of green beans. The garam masala adds a wonderful tang that is perfectly countered by the yoghurt. Yummo!

Leggy Peggy July 16, 2008