Quick and Easy Lemon and Lentil Salad Recipe

I had a version of a lentil salad recipe at my sons surprise 13th birthday party hosted by my  in laws this summer. I was blown away with how tasty and filling it was. She had very kindly been looking up some vegan recipes as a nod to the cleanse I was on.

My mother-in-law’s salad was quite simply delicious. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I think of sunshine and family when I think of lentil salad now and I have been so keen to make my own version.

Lentil Salad Recipe

I was worried it was going to involve a lot of time spent prepping veg and soaking lentils and I am time short – especially in the long summer holidays. So I was determined to take a few shortcuts and make this as quick and easy as possible, take a look


This is a 10 minute recipe as I used prepared Puy Lentils and already chopped herbs and spices. It is nutritious and delicious. Lemons, a red apple and spring onions gave it a real sunshine kick and I am delighted with the end result.

Do let me know if you give this protein packed salad a go – it is the perfect picnic vegan recipe and a lovely light lunch idea too.

Quick and Easy Lemon and Lentil Salad

Quick and Easy Lemon and Lentil Salad


  • 250g puy lentils
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 250 g plum tomatoes
  • 80g baby spinach


  1. Heat puy lentils according to pack instructions
  2. Meanwhile mix lemon with vinegar and a pinch or two of salt.
  3. Slice onion rings from red onion and add to the lemon mix. leave for 5 mins,
  4. Mix oil cumin garlic and give it a whisk with a fork
  5. Add lemon mix to onions and add lentils
  6. Slice the tomatoes and apple, chopped spinach (washed and dried) and add to the lentil mix.
  7. Give it all a good stir and it's ready!
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  1. August 7, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I just spotted this on Facebook and had to pop over for the recipe. Looks delicious and perfect for when I’m in a hurry too

  2. August 7, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    ooh thanks, I need some healthy meals so will be trying this.

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