Lebanese Lentil Salad

Lebanese Lentil Salad

I was so impressed with the combination of lentils with greens and spices in this wonderful Lebanese-inspired recipe. It is a salad, but you can easily serve it as such with pita or bread, as it is quite filling. Do not hesitate for a single moment to try this recipe. It's absolutely delicious, refreshing, whole and surprising.


0.5 cups
White onion
1 piece
Extravirgin olive oil
100 ml
Laurel leaves
1 piece
Fresh parsley
1 bunch
Fresh mint leaves
2 pieces
2 sprigs
Red onion
0.5 pieces
can be replaced with white or green onions
1 tsp
0.5 pieces
2 pieces
cherry or regular
Garlic cloves
1 piece
Ground black pepper
0.25 tsp

Step by step

Step 1

Pour 2 liters of water into a saucepan and add half a glass of green lentils.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 1
Step 2

Place over heat and, when it starts to boil, add 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 onion and 1 bay leaf.

Make a low heat and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 2
Step 3

After this time, taste the lentils. If it's cooked, turn off the heat.

If you think it's raw, continue to simmer until it's done.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 3
Step 4

Transfer to a colander, drain and cool.

Discard the onion and the bay leaf.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 4
Step 5

Now move the boiled, drained and cooled lentils to a bowl.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 5
Step 6

Finely chop the parsley and the mint.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 6
Step 7

Add them to the lentil bowl.

Also, put diced tomatoes and finely chopped red onions.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 7
Step 8

Add crushed garlic.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 8
Step 9

Squeeze the juice from half a lemon and pour over the remaining olive oil.

Add salt and ground black pepper.

Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 9
Step 10

Toss everything well, then taste to see if the salad still needs salt, lemon or oil.

It can be served immediately, but kept in the fridge for 1-2 days will be just as good.


Lebanese Lentil Salad - Step 10
Quantity: 3 servings (one medium bowl)
Prep time: 10 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 60 min
Publish date:
Collections: Salads

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