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Cold Lentil Salad

Enjoy this light and healthy Cold Lentil Salad that is not only delicious, but is good for you, too!
Categories Salad
Difficulty Easy
Keyword cold lentil salad, cold lentil salad recipes, lentil salad vegan
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 215 kcal
Author A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1 cup lentils uncooked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • kosher salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Add enough water to fully cover lentils in a deep pot and cook, covered, over medium-high heat for 30-45 minutes, or until tender (but not falling apart).
  2. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and vinegar. Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cooked lentils, green onions, parsley, red onion and carrot. Drizzle olive oil mixture over salad and toss well. Season to taste with kosher salt and ground black pepper, if desired.
  5. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 30-45 minutes to chill, preferably 2-3 hours to allow flavors to meld.

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Nutrition Facts
Cold Lentil Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Sodium 223.7mg9%
Carbohydrates 34.1g11%
Fiber 6.1g24%
Sugar 2.3g3%
Protein 12.3g25%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.