Mediterranean Lentil Salad Recipe -
Mediterranean Lentil Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

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"This is a delicious lentil salad, that keeps very well in the refrigerator."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a saucepan combine lentils, carrots, onion, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are tender but not mushy.
  2. Drain lentils and vegetables and remove bay leaf. Add olive oil, lemon juice, celery, parsley, salt and pepper. Toss to mix and serve at room temperature.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 10, 2005

Very yummy recipe. I make it with 16 oz of lentils, triple the other ingredients, and I add about 3T cumin, 1T curry to the lentils as they cook. I find the lentils take about 35-40 min to cook. It is a fabulous recipe to make in advance, and lasts quite a while. One of my family's favorites - thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2005

Good but won't "wow". Wholesome, not for entertaining.

Nov 06, 2003

This was delicious! I made this once following the recipe, and we thought it was good. I tried it again and added a few things. Instead of olive oil, I used fat free italian dressing. I also added a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 2 diced tomatoes. Yum!

May 26, 2005

So good I made it twice this week! I didn't use the Bay Leaf or the Celery, as I had none, but I did add a couple of pinches of Celery Seed which seemed to really boost the flavor. I also made extra dressing, as it was a little dry at first. I used Puy Lentils(French) , and it was fabulous!!!

Oct 28, 2003

Perfect. My vegetarian daughter will eat the entire thing herself. My only problem is waiting for it to chill! A++++

Oct 19, 2010

5 stars when made with raw vegetables. I made it once as written and then again by cooking the lentils only with the bay leaf and keeping the rest of the ingredients raw. I liked it much better with the fresh raw ingredients. I use about half the onion and garlic called for though. Love the fresh lemon juice and olive oil dressing and have at times sub'd out the lemon juice for red wine vinegar! Seasoning/spice can be altered to taste and additional fresh raw veggies can be added as well. I enjoy this salad and make it often. The plus is it is healthy and good for you!

Aug 23, 2003

This recipe has it all - easy to make and tastes great! The lemon/olive oil is a wonderful combination.

Aug 01, 2003

This is an easy, tasty alternative to the standard salad fare. I loved the tangy lemon juice mixed with the olive oil. A great combination! It's great for making early in the morning for an afternoon or evening meal, and tastes great the next day. A wonderful recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 5.8 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 453 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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