Lemon Lentil Salad Recipe

by Heather Smith on February 13, 2013 · 20 comments

Lemon Lentil Salad Recipe

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Did you know that lentils have the third highest level of protein out of all the legumes and nuts? Health Magazine even selected them as one of the five healthiest foods to eat! I love using the in soups and salads and they take on the flavor of whatever ingredients you use.

I discovered this recipe for Lemon Lentil Salad on the Food Network Canada app on my iPhone. It’s so simple to make and literally takes only 5 minutes. It’s perfect for a quick lunch or a healthy side salad for dinner. The dressing is delicious and one that I would make again for other types of salads. Even the kids enjoy it and don’t know that it’s a “healthy food”.

4.8 from 6 reviews

Lemon Lentil Salad
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper
  • 1 handful of parsley, chopped
  • 1 19 oz. can lentils, rinsed and drained
  1. Add lemon juice, mustard, honey, salt & pepper in a small bowl. Whisk together until combined.
  2. Add the oil and whisk to mix everything together.
  3. Add lentils to a bowl and mix in parsley. Pour the dressing over top and stir to combine.


Author bio and blog link:

Stacie Vaughan is a mom of two girls and lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. She enjoys reading, cooking, photography, traveling and blogging. Discover more recipes over on her blog, Simply Stacie. 

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1 Doreen Lamoureux February 14, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Thanks so much for recipe. I wam going to make this tomorrow. Looks so yummy and it is so healthy. :)


2 Doreen Lamoureux February 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Oh, and thanks for the easy print tab.


3 Mer February 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM

This looks great! I’m always looking for new meatless recipes, and I like how quick this one is.


4 Kari H February 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I honestly haven’t tried lentils but this looks really good!


5 Diane K. Brimmer February 14, 2013 at 11:41 PM

This sounds and looks so yummy! I am going to make some this weekend. Thanks for sharing.


6 Sonya Morris February 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I have never tried lentils but this looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing!


7 jamie braun February 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

ive never had lentil.. it looks delish! thanks for the recipe


8 Kara Marks February 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

This looks great–thanks for the recipe.


9 Megan C February 17, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Love this! Easy and healthy, and I think my kids would give it a go! :)


10 Jennifer Hedden February 17, 2013 at 11:18 PM

I have never tried lentils in a salad. We usually eat them in soups. We have really tried to eat healthier this year. My family enjoys lentils so I am always look for good recipes that use them. I will definitely give this one a try. It looks delicious and easy. Thank you for sharing!


11 JRFrugalMom February 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I have never been able to utilize lentils to their best ability, so this is definitely something I’ll have to try.


12 sandy weinstein February 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

i love lentils, this sounds so good, i would use fresh lentils as i do in my soups that i make, but it is easier w/ canned.


13 michelle oakley warner March 3, 2013 at 10:52 AM

my hubby loves lentils, he probaly would love this, thanks for the recipe


14 Christina Jackson March 28, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I love that this is so easy! It sounds delicious too, will have to try this for my lunch.


15 Elena April 27, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Looks healthy and delicious!


16 Priscilla Benavides May 14, 2013 at 8:05 PM

I’m always wondering what to do with Lentils and now I at least have one recipe that I can use to make lentils into a meal!


17 marissa lee May 28, 2013 at 3:53 PM

what a easy and healthy recipe..thank you for sharing


18 judy gardner September 6, 2013 at 5:55 AM

i love lentils, and this sounds wonderful and not too hard to make!


19 Rosie September 17, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, I didn’t know you could buy lentils canned! I often cook lentils, and have them plain, this sounds like a delicious way to have them! I’m definitely going to try this!!!


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