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Oriental Lentil Salad

Oriental Lentil Salad

From Middle East
This fast and easy oriental lentil salad is a refreshing and nutritious starter or a healthy snack for in-between. The lentils add a good boost of fiber and protein to your diet.

I have also served it as a flavorful substitute for rice with vegetable stews - the options for this dish are endless!


Serves: 8 / Ready in: 45 minutes / Calories per serving (1/2 cup): 110

Great for: heart healthy, healthy snack, low cholesterol, low calorie, vegan

Nutrients: fiber, iron, protein, vitamin C, calcium, manganese


  • 3 cups dried lentils
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons organic garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 scallions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup parsley, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, trimmed and chopped
  • 5 1/2 cups water


  1. In a medium skillet, combine the lentils with 5 1/2 cups of water. Add the cumin and 1 teaspoon of garlic salt, and then bring to boil. Cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and open the cover to let the lentils cool down a bit. When lukewarm, add the remaining salt, lemon juice, black pepper, oil, parsley, mint, and scallions. Stir and let cool down more. Serve at room temperature.

Go back to top of Oriental Lentil Salad page or take a look at our Tabouleh Salad Recipe.