Turkish Lentil Salad (Adas Salatasi)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

You can garnish as you desire with chopped tomatoes, olives, cucumbers or feta cheese. If your lemons are large, one will do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook lentils over medium heat simmer covered 20-30 minute Do not overcook, drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat, add onion and cook until translucent, add garlic & cumin, cook another minute.
  3. Place lentils in a large bowl, add onions, cumin & stir in lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Garnish with tomatoes, olives, cheese or cucumbers.


Most Helpful

This made a grand summer lunch. I cooked the lentils in the morning and than finished it up later. The flavors are marvelous while a little goes a long way in the tummy you just don't want to stop, I'm not sure if thats a good or bad thing LOL. Also it makes a lot, I made a single serving and there is half of it left to chill until tomorrow.

Annacia September 07, 2011

This is delicious! I used brown Turkish lentils, extra virgin olive oil, a bit more garlic than called for, lots of freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, cocktail tomatoes, gourmet black olives, goat's milk feta cheese & English cucumber plus the rest. I will make this again!! Made for ZWT6, Sand & Spices - Meatless Meets Middle East Challenge.

UmmBinat June 15, 2010

Delicious use of lentils, made exactly as written and the seasoning was just right, thank you. Made for ZWT6

lindseylcw June 14, 2010

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