Lentil salad with fresh lemon and crunchy vegetables

A lentil salad with lemon is a nice combination. The earthiness and firmness of the lentils with the slight acidity of the lemon along with the greens, makes for a hearty meal salad. Delicious with Turkish bread with homemade baba ganoush.

Tip! You can also combine this salad well with chickpeas or capuchins.

Ingredients for 3 to 4 people lentil salad

  • 150 grams of organic lentils
  • 100 grams of broad beans (can be from the freezer)
  • 150 grams of cucumber
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 yellow bell bell pepper
  • 1 generous handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 generous handful of fresh flat parsley
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds


For the dressing:

  • 100 ml lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 30 ml sherry vinegar
  • 75 ml of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Preparation of lentil salad

  1. Clean the lentils in a sieve. Set aside. Take a bowl and put hot to almost boiling water in it. Add the frozen broad beans to the hot water and let thaw for a few minutes. When the broad beans are soft take them out.
  2. Cut the cucumber into 4 long strips and make small cubes. Chop the onion finely.
  3. Cut the tomatoes into pieces. And you do the same for the bell bell pepper.
  4. Finely chop the fresh cilantro and parsley. Keep a small amount of cilantro in reserve.
  5. Take a mortar, put the cumin seeds in this and grind it finely. It doesn’t have to be completely crushed.
  6. Put all the vegetables and herbs in a large bowl and set aside.
  7. Make the garlic as small as possible. Pressing is also allowed. What you yourself like.
  8. Cut the lemons by 2 and squeeze them. Collect the juice.
  9. Then add the sherry vinegar and olive oil and mix well. Add the garlic and stir well again.
  10. Mix the salad with the dressing and spoon about the same amount onto each plate.
  11. As a finishing touch a little extra cilantro over everything.


Delicious with Turkish bread or Lebanese bread. Make more salads? Then check out the list of all vegetarian and vegan salads.