Fast & Easy Vegan Lentil Salad

Should you’re after a easy, but scrumptious vegan lentil salad, you’ve come to the correct place! 

This recipe has solely a handful of components, and never solely is it simple and fast to make (10 minutes!), however this flavour mixture is pure bliss. The crunch and freshness from the pomegranate and walnuts stability out the attractive earthy texture and flavour of the brown lentils. 

The simple and easy dressing additionally praise the flavours with out overpowering them, as some dressings can.

Kitchen instruments wanted to make this vegan lentil salad

The gadgets that you just’ll must execute this salad are tremendous fundamental! 

  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Massive bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

That’s it! How easy is that?!

Lentil salad overhead close up.

Utilizing pomegranate arils (aka seeds) on this salad

The pomegranate arils are the proper pairing with the lentils, walnuts and coriander on this salad. It provides bursts of recent and candy flavour and delightful color. 

I usually purchase entire pomegranates and deseed them myself. I do the entire one in a single hit to have recent seeds within the fridge for once I’m prepared to make use of them. 

Should you’re pressed for time or don’t need the fuss of deseeding a complete pomegranate, you’ll be able to generally purchase the seeds in a packet all prepared to make use of! Alternatively, they are often discovered within the freezer part of your grocery store. 

Nevertheless, I discover that the nicest and freshest is whenever you do the deseeding your self. You’ll discover some helpful movies over on YouTube to provide you some suggestions and methods on the right way to deseed a pomegranate shortly and simply. 

These antioxidant-rich seeds actually make this salad, so please don’t be tempted to commerce them out for one thing else. 

Lentil Salad in green lettuce cups

What ought to I serve with lentil salad?

There are many dishes that this might make the proper aspect for. I additionally like to serve this as an appetiser in child lettuce leaves. That approach, the leaf is used as a spoon to get that attractive salad into your mouth inside a few bites.

Another concepts to serve this salad alongside:

This listing might go on and on, however these are just some of my favourites!

Vegan lentil salad shot overhead with serving spoon in dish.

How do I cook dinner dried brown lentils?

I’ve a mixture of each in my pantry, some in cans and a few dried. It depends upon the dish that I’m making and the way brief on time I’m, to which lentils I’ll use. For soups and stews, I’ll typically cook dinner them from scratch like on this lentil stew. 

Should you’d choose to cook dinner your lentils from scratch, right here is a straightforward strategy to cook dinner them. 

  • 1 cup of dried lentils
  • 6 cups of water
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Soak your lentils in a single day in three cups of water. 
  2. The following day, rinse them nicely and add the opposite three cups of water and pinch of salt. 
  3. Carry to a boil after which cut back to a simmer.
  4. Cook dinner till the lentils are tender. This usually takes round 20-25 minutes. 
  5. Drain any extra water, and now they’re prepared to be used. 
  6. Should you’re utilizing them on this chilly salad, run them underneath chilly water after cooking to chill them down and cease the cooking course of. Make certain to empty all the surplus water earlier than utilizing. 

Close up of the salad

When you see how fast and simple it’s to whip up this salad, you’ll be making it on a regular basis. It’s good as a last-minute wholesome lunch, addition to a meal as a aspect, or an exquisite plate to take to a gathering.

I hope you take pleasure in this recipe as a lot as I do. Should you’d wish to see the video of me making this salad, you’ll find it over on our YouTube channel. 

Different recipes you’ll love:

  1. One-Pot French Lentil, Mushroom and Sage Stew
  2. Straightforward Vegan Brown Lentil Stew
  3. Spiced Carrot & Millet Salad
  4. Excessive Protein Vegan Salad with Candy Potato, Quinoa and Satay Tofu
  5. Easy Potato and Radicchio Salad

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  • 2 cans (400g/14.11ozx2) brown lentils, drained and rinsed*
  • ¾ cup pomegranate arils/seeds (½ a pomegranate)
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup coriander/cilantro, chopped
  • three tbsp additional virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. In a big bowl, add all of the components and toss till nicely mixed.


* Ensure you drain them nicely in order that you do not have a soggy salad with a diluted dressing.

Vitamin Data:

Yield: 4
Serving Measurement: 1

Quantity Per Serving:
Energy: 497Whole Fats: 34gSaturated Fats: 4gTrans Fats: 0gUnsaturated Fats: 29gLdl cholesterol: 0mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 20gSugar: 8gProtein: 17g

Vitamin info is a tough estimate calculated routinely. The accuracy of this info will not be assured.

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