French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese Recipe

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese Recipe

How To Make French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese

This fiber-filled French lentil salad makes up a light meal loaded with goat cheese, carrots, and green lentils tossed in a tangy-sweet dressing.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Chill Time: 10 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 1cupFrench green lentils,or common brown or green lentils
  • 3cupschicken broth
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1large carrot,finely diced
  • 2celery ribs,finely diced
  • tspfresh thyme,finely chopped
  • 3tbspfresh parsley,finely chopped
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 1tspdijon mustard
  • 1tsphoney
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspground black pepper
  • 2tbsplemon juice,freshly squeezed
  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil
  • 3ozgoat cheese


  1. Combine lentils, chicken broth and bay leaf in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes for French green lentils or 20 to 25 minutes for common brown or green lentils, until lentils are tender. Remove bay leaf, strain and let cool.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients except goat cheese. Add cooled lentils and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

  3. Transfer salad to serving dish, then crumble goat cheese over top.

  4. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 861.77kcal
  • Fat: 41.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 83.68g
  • Fiber: 12.53g
  • Sugar: 13.25g
  • Protein: 41.71g
  • Cholesterol: 30.36mg
  • Sodium: 1386.02mg
  • Calcium: 151.93mg
  • Potassium: 1326.56mg
  • Iron: 8.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 463.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.48mg
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