Have you ever tried cooking lentils? You can buy them canned or dry, and can make so many delicious and hearty recipes using them. Check out these 15 lentil salad recipes!

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1. Green Lentil Salad

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This Green Lentil Salad by Wendy Irene has a nice zip to it from the vinegar, garlic, pepper and onions. It is a dish that only gets tastier as the flavors develop in the fridge. Lentils are a great vegetarian source of protein that helps keep you satiated. They make a delicious lunch or dinner. The recipe makes a large batch so you have plenty for several lunches or dinners. Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you’d like fewer servings.

2. Chickpea and Lentil Salad

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This Chickpea and Lentil Salad by Stephanie Davies is perfect to eat if you’re looking for a high protein meal!

3. Spicy Lentil Salad

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This Spicy Lentil Salad by Brendan Braizer is filling and protein-rich and the perfect recipe for Spring!

4. Green Lentil Salad With Spiced Carrots

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Indian cuisine is my favorite of all time. There are always plenty of plant-based dishes to choose from and I love how they turn vegetables and legumes into the most delicious dishes by adding colorful spices and herbs. This Green Lentil Salad With Spiced Carrots by Julie Van den Kerchove is based on a classic French dish but I changed a thing or two and infused it with Indian flavors. It makes a perfect light lunch or a tasty side dish.

5. Lentil Salad with Crunchy Veggies and Herbs

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Fresh, nourishing & crunchy – this Lentil Salad with Crunchy Veggies and Herbs by Laine Rudolfa is a healthy and easy dish that fills you up more than just a regular salad. Lentils, which are high in plant protein, are satisfying and nutritious. Zucchini, corn, greens, herbs, capers and lingonberries all create a tasty combo and add crispiness. The tangy dressing gives this salad the final flavor bomb. Yum!

6. Quinoa Lentil Salad with Roasted Eggplant

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This Quinoa Lentil Salad with Roasted Eggplant by Lenia Patsi is delicious and nutritious! It’s made with beluga lentils, quinoa, eggplant, and sun-dried tomatoes. So easy and healthy! You can always add in leftover vegetables if you need! The pesto dressing has the delicious addition of nutritional yeast, which takes this salad to the next level. This salad can of course be consumed as a main meal or a side. You can also eat it warm or cold! This quinoa lentil salad is so flavorful––give it a try!

7. Kale Salad With Lentil Meatballs

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The lentil meatballs in this Kale Salad With Lentil Meatballs by Florian Nouh are deceptively easy to make; they’re dense, meaty, and a little bit spicy. If you’re not a fan of kale, then try massaging the leaves prior to serving — it will make them tender and less bitter. Topped with sliced red onion and fresh cherry tomatoes, this salad is both colorful and full of different flavors and textures. Serve with a drizzle of the leftover barbecue mustard sauce.

8. Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Salad With Dates

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This Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Salad With Dates by Aysegul Sanford is a medley of flavors. First, cauliflower is roasted in a mixed spice dressing and roasted in the oven until tender. They’re then combined with lentils, Medjool dates, and toasted almonds on a bed of greens. Topped with red onion and a drizzle of creamy dressing, this salad is warm, sweet, and a little bit sour.

9. Lentil and Fingerling Potato Salad With Spicy Mustard

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In this Lentil and Fingerling Potato Salad With Spicy Mustard by Valentine Goltara, fingerling potatoes and green lentils are cooked until soft, then mixed with crunchy red cabbage and spices. The result is a salad with contrasting textures and spicy flavors. Serve this as a side with a light lunch or as an appetizer at dinner.

10. Beluga Lentil Broccoli Salad

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This Beluga Lentil Broccoli Salad by Pavani Nadula is a protein packed and fiber rich dish that is perfect as a side dish or a light meal. It takes about 30 minutes to make if you have planned ahead and soaked the lentils overnight. Other than that, it is really simple to make and only needs a few ingredients: broccoli, lentils, red onion, almonds, and the homemade dressing! Black lentils are called Beluga lentils because they look very similar to caviar. The good thing about these lentils is that they keep their shape even after cooking. This lentil broccoli salad is so hearty and delicious––you will love it!

11. Lentil and Beetroot Salad with Tofu Feta

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This Lentil and Beetroot Salad with Tofu Feta by Aryane Heroux-Blais is perfect for a simple and easy but lovely meal! The tofu and fresh herbs give it a lot of flavor, and you’ll be amazed by how the sweetness of the beets and the heartiness of the lentils combine to make a filling lunch.

12. Warm Lentil Walnut Apple Salad

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Crunchy vegetables, sweet apples, and earthy walnuts bring this Warm Lentil Walnut Apple Salad by Liz Mochrie together in a medley of satisfying flavors.

13. Mediterranean Lentil Salad

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This Mediterranean Lentil Salad by Medha Swaminathan is the perfect reset after a weekend of eating things that seemingly all contain massive amounts of vegan cream, cheese, and/or cream cheese. It’s super easy to make, so your food-fatigued body doesn’t have to do much work. Plus, it’s really good for you.

14. Warm Root and Lentil Salad With Turmeric Mustard Dressing

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Beluga lentils are packed full of nutrients. For one, they are rich in anthocyanins, a potent and powerful antioxidant. Anthocyanins offer protection from diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Lentils also have plenty of minerals, protein, and nine grams of dietary fiber in just ¼ cup! This Warm Root and Lentil Salad With Turmeric Mustard Dressing by Alena Grahn will keep you feeling full for a long time.

15. High-Protein Oat Groats and Lentil Salad

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Unique and tender oat groats combined with lentils and roasted Brussels sprouts? The result is an extra flavorful, filling High-Protein Oat Groats and Lentil Salad by Charlie Rioux– perfect for a complete meal. This salad is definitely ideal for quick meals throughout the week, and to bring to work or school for lunch.

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