Lentil salad with lime and apple cider vinaigrette

    30 min

    Lentils, red onion, tomatoes and cucumber are tossed in a tangy vinaigrette made with olive oil, lime juice and apple cider vinegar. Fresh mint makes a lovely addition if you have any. It's a quick and easy salad that's perfect for picnics or lunch.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (400g) tin lentils, drained or cooked lentils
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 2 tomatoes, diced
    • 2 small cucumbers, diced
    • 60ml olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:15min chilling  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Combine lentils, onion, tomatoes and cucumbers together in a bowl.
    2. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, salt and black pepper together in a separate bowl.
    3. Pour dressing over lentil mixture; stir to coat.
    4. Chill for 15 to 20 minutes before serving for best results.

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    A very tasty salad. I LOVE persian food and I love lentils, so I was excited to try this combo. I went with NOOSH's suggestion to add fresh mint. I wasn't sure how much to add so at first I minced about 7-8 mint leaves. It gave just a slight hint of flavor (barely noticeable), so I added another 7-8 leaves and it was perfect! I highly recommend this addition. It gives the salad such a fresh flavor. I have a hard time getting hubby to eat any sort of salad, and with his first bite he said WOW, this is really good! The only change I made was to use way less red onion than called for. I ended up using about 1/4 onion, since most red onions are huge. Thanks for the recipe NOOSH!  -  27 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent! I have to admit to a couple of changes due to dietary requirements. I did not use canned lentils..I cooked my own to the tenderness I prefer and I used scallions instead of red onions. This is a perfect summer salad..great for picnics and suitable for a vegan or gluten free diet..I will make this again and again.. maybe trying different salad dressings each time.. I'm a bit adventuresome..  -  27 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent use of fresh cucumbers from my garden. Next time, I might add garbanzo beans and some kalamata olives to it for a little more flair. Nice summer salad. Thanks!  -  03 Aug 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)