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Lentil Salad: Nutrient-Packed & Easy Recipe

Easy Recipe | Nutrient Rich | Full of Flavor!

Lentil Salad

Hello everyone! I wanted to share my first recipe and introduction to healthy cooking - a very simple and easy lentil salad recipe. This green lentil dish can be a great addition to your healthy food recipes list and a perfect start for your healthy eating journey. If you already have a similar lentil side dish recipe, feel free to share your modifications and suggestions for improvement in the comments below. Whether you're searching for lentil recipes or just looking for a new lentil salad recipe to try, this one is sure to impress with its flavorful ingredients, including coriander leaves and a healthy dressing.

Details of the recipe:


  • Preparation time: 20mins

  • Servings: 4 plates


Table of contents:


  • Benefits

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation





Mustard Benefits

Before we start chopping onions, remember that you can always adjust the recipe to suit your taste preferences. I personally love to add mustard into this lentil salad recipe as it brings a fantastic balance of smooth and creamy texture with a spicy kick. However, if you're conscious about your health, you may be curious about the nutritional value of mustard.


Good news! Mustard is a low-calorie condiment that not only adds great flavor to your dish, but also provides a host of essential nutrients. According to a post on Healthline, some of these nutrients include:


  • Antioxidants

  • Vitamins C, A and K

  • Fiber

  • Selenium

  • Magnesium

  • Manganese


Green Lentils Benefits

When it comes to the star ingredient in this recipe, lentils are a powerhouse of nutrients, providing an excellent source of protein, fiber, and a range of essential vitamins and minerals. But that's not all - lentils also boast a wealth of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which may offer numerous health benefits. Some of the potential advantages of consuming lentils include:


  • Low Calories & High Fiber: low calories help in managing your weight and high fiber help with digestion.

  • Potassium: linked to help lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

  • Low glycemic index: This allows to regulate blood sugar levels and may bring benefit for people with diabetes.

Remember that anything that is healthy, will be healthy when consumed in moderation.



Main Ingredients


  • 2 tomatoes

  • 1 red onion

  • Small handful of Coriander leaves

  • 2 cups of cooked green lentils

  • Avocado (optional)

  • Pepper (optional)





  • 3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

  • 1 crushed garlic clove

  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon of ground coriander







  1. Remove the tomato seeds and cut the tomato in little cubes.

  2. Chop the onions and the coriander leaves.

  3. Preparing the dressing: in a bowl mix the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, ground cumin and ground coriander until it seems completely mixed.

  4. Mix the onion, tomato, and the lentils in a salad bowl.

  5. Optional (non-vegetarian): Add flaked tuna if you want.

  6. Add the coriander leaves and the dressing to the salad.

  7. Optional: You can also add half a Hass Avocado.

  8. Optional: You can add a pinch of ground black pepper for seasoning.



So, if you came looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate lentils into your diet, this lentil salad recipe is a must-try! With just 20 minutes of preparation time, you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner. The recipe is versatile, and you can even add Tuna to make it a non-vegetarian dish. Plus, with the accurate measurements provided, you can easily make up to 4 servings of this lentil side dish. Infused with the flavors of coriander leaves, green lentils, and mustard, this lentil salad is a crowd-pleaser that will definitely be added to your list of favorite lentil recipes.

Dijon Mustard
Cooked Green Lentils
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