Wednesday 8 May 2013

French Green lentil salad

A protein packed and delicious summer salad that is vibrant and tangy in flavour.


400 g precooked green lentils
3 in piece cucumber finely diced
1 red onion finely diced
10 cherry tomatoes halved
3 sprigs of fresh coriander  or parsley finely chopped
Extra lemon wedges for garnish


2 tablespoons Pelia olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 clove garlic finely minced


1. In a large bowl add the lentils, diced cucumber,diced onion, chopped coriander and cherry tomato halves.
2. In a jar with a lid add the olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, pepper powder,salt and garlic. Screw on the lid and mix the dressing to combine it.
3. Pour the dressing over the mixed lentil mixture and toss together.
4. Cover and chill salad for 30 minutes for flavors to infuse.

Serve with fresh french bread.

NB-Soak 1 cup lentils in cold water, drain and add them to a large saucepan with 2 pints water.Cook lentil until al dente and not mushy. Drain the lentils and use them in salad

The Pelia Olive oil was sent to me to sample by Pelia. Pelia Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive oil is from the region of Ancient Epidavros, in the northern Peloponnese of Greece. The olive oil has a lovely nutty flavour and is perfect for salad dressings . Thankyou Pelia for my miniature sample.

Submitting to:
Flavours of France event by guest hosted by Shruti Rasoi


  1. great healthy to pack this for lunch for my husband and kids

  2. I love the sound of this salad - I'm a big fan of lentils and what a wonderful way to enjoy them!

  3. Nice take on using lentils. I am a salad lover.. gonna try this one. :)

  4. wow, that makes me hungry .....

  5. Lovely and nutritious salad. Love to have this salad recipe on my event, My Bowl of salad .

  6. I make something very similar and absolutely love it. Great with a warmed pitta bread.

  7. This is just perfect for a hot summers day.

  8. Have never been a huge fan of lentils, but have to say, this looks decidedly yummy!

  9. This looks delicious and something I will definitely try, gone are the days of limp lettuce, a couple of slices of cucumber and a tomato which are my childhood memories of salad, LOL

  10. I'm trying more lentil and chickpea recipes atm.

  11. I'm trying more lentil and chickpea recipes atm.

  12. Thanks for the idea. I'm looking for salads that I know I'd like, and I know I'd like this one.


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