Savory snacks lentil salad

Lentil Salad Savory Snacks Recipe


  • 1 cup dried green lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: crumbled feta cheese or chopped nuts (like walnuts or almonds)


Cook the Lentils:

  • Rinse the lentils under cold water.
  • Get 3 cups of water to a boil in a pot. Add lentils (according to your need), a pinch of salt, and the bay leaf at slow cook at low heat.
  • Cover with lid for 30 mins or until the lentils become tender but not mushy. Drain any excess water with a stariner and discard the bay leaf. Allow to cool slightly.

Prepare the Vegetables:

  • While the lentils are cooking, cut and prepare your vegetables. Chop the onion, cucumber, and red bell pepper into small, bite-sized pieces. Grate the carrot and chop the parsley and mint.

Dressing Prep:

  • Get toghether olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice in a bowl to mix and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Assemble the Salad:

  • Get a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked lentils, chopped vegetables, grated carrot, and herbs.
  • Pour pre-prepped dressing over the salad and toss throughly to combine thoroughly.

Final Touches:

  • For those who love to experiment, this is your chance to get creative. For extra burst of flavor and texture, consider adding crumbled feta cheese or a handful of your favorite chopped nuts. The choice is yours!


This lentil salad is perfect whether you prefer a warm, comforting salad or a refreshing, chilled dish. It’s versatile enough to be enjoyed at room temperature or straight from the fridge, making it a flexible addition to any meal. Not only is this lentil salad a delicious and satisfying option, but it’s also a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with nutrients, it’s a healthy choice you can enjoy without guilt.

So go ahead and dig in!

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