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Lentil salad with cucumbers, red onion, bell pepper, and cilantro

Lentil Salad Recipe

  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: VeganDiet


Our favorite Lentil Salad Recipe is made with French and black lentils, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and a tangy cilantro lime dressing! We love keeping this fresh and simple recipe on hand as a healthy dinner and lunch option!


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  • 1/2 cup French green lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup black lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cucumber, finely diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed and seeded finely diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro lime dressing (recipe linked in post)


    1. Cook the lentils - Sometimes small pieces of debris can get mixed in with your dried lentils, so always rinse and look them over well before cooking. A fine strainer or mesh sieve is ideal for this. Fill a medium to large pot about halfway with water and bring it to a boil. Add the lentils, lower heat to a simmer, and cover. Cook until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the remaining water using a fine strainer and rinse the lentils in cold water until they are chilled. Set aside. 
    2. Prep the vegetables - While your lentils are cooking finely dice the cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño. Roughly chop the cilantro. Add all to a large bowl and set aside.
    3. Mix the dressing - Combine all of the Cilantro Lime Dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until combined.
    4. Combine - Add the cooked lentils to the bowl with the rest of the salad ingredients. Drizzle with the cilantro lime dressing and toss until the salad is evenly combined and coated. 
    5. Serve - Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an air tight container for up to 4 days. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Soups & Salads

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