The Green Lentil Salad 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.

Green Lentil Salad [Vegan]

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  • 2 cups dried green lentils, rinsed
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 hot peppers, chopped finely (such as Serrano or jalapeño, or replace with a sweet pepper)
  • 3 tablespoons (1 handful) parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Rinse, drain, and pick over lentils.
  2. To a large pot add 6 cups water and lentils.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Once the water is boiling, stir, cover the pot and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 35 minutes.
  5. Drain the lentils.
  6. To a large bowl add lentils, balsamic vinegar, onion, garlic, hot peppers, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  7. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 59 | Carbs: 15 g | Fat: 0 g | Protein: 6 g | Sodium: 209 mg | Sugar: 1 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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