Lentil Salad Provencal

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

While you can certainly make this anytime, for me this is a salad for outdoors -- a picnic, a terrace. Wonderful served over mixed baby greens and eaten with good bread and a glass of wine. Prep time does not include time for cooling the cooked lentils.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and pick over lentils.
  2. Put lentils in a four quart saucepan with stock, water, garlic, herbs, carrots, celery and bay leaf.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook, gently, uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes or until lentils are soft but not mushy.
  4. Drain and allow to cool to room temperature.
  5. Remove garlic and bay leaf.
  6. Mix in scallions, parsley and capers.
  7. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients, add to the lentils and mix gently.
  8. At this point, you can allow the salad to sit a bit at room temperature to allow the flavors to marry, or refrigerate, but it is best served at room (or picnic) temperature.
  9. To serve, place greens on individual plates and mound lentil salad on top.
  10. Sprinkle halved cherry tomatoes and crumbled cheese over the lentils.
  11. Bon Appetit!


Most Helpful

An excellent salad. I used already cooked lentils like another reviewer, so sautéed the carrots and celery to add to it. I used less mustard (personal preference) and lots less oil (probably a tablespoon) and cheese (maybe half the amount). We thought the goat cheese was the perfect match for the other ingredients. Can't wait to have a big heap of the leftovers over a baked potato tomorrow for lunch.

Maito December 11, 2013

I didn't think I was a lentil fan until I tried this salad....amazing! The feta made it extra tasty. I didn't change a thing about the recipe and I thought it was perfect. A must have salad for Summer!

NWVeggieGirl May 27, 2009

Great salad for summertime eating, and this in one that would be easily transportable to a cookout or bbq (with the dressing in a little jar). Loved the different flavours and textures. I used a mild feta, as Kate suggested, Dodonis brand. Really delicious.

evelyn/athens July 05, 2006

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