Healthy Lentil Salad Recipe

Healthy Lentil Salad Recipe

How To Make Healthy Lentil Salad

Made with lentils, fresh diced carrots, bell pepper, onion, celery, parsley, and with a zest of lemon juice, this healthy lentil salad is perfect for lunch!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1cupbrown lentils,dry
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2sprigsfresh thyme
  • 1cupcarrots,finely diced
  • cupcelery,finely diced
  • ¼cupred bell pepper,finely diced
  • ¼cupred onion,finely diced
  • ¼cupparsley,minced
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 5tbsplemon juice
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ground black pepper,fresh


  1. In a medium saucepan combine the lentils, bay leaf, and thyme.

  2. Add enough water to cover by 1-inch.

  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for about 16 to 20 minutes, until lentils are tender but not mushy.

  4. Drain the lentils and discard the bay leaf.

  5. Place in a large work bowl with carrots, celery, red pepper, red onion, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  6. Toss to combine and serve chilled or at room temperature.


  • Calories: 183.36kcal
  • Fat: 3.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.09g
  • Fiber: 5.63g
  • Sugar: 3.10g
  • Protein: 10.18g
  • Sodium: 251.57mg
  • Calcium: 40.16mg
  • Potassium: 430.04mg
  • Iron: 3.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 233.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 25.54mg
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