Lentil Salad

I am not a fan of beans, I’ve gotta be honest with you. Ever since I was a little kid I could not stand the taste and consistency of beans, of ANY! Growing up I started liking lentils and chickpeas and since beans are SO good for your body I have tried to force myself to have at least one serving a week. For this reason I  try to come up with new recipes where I combine them with different ingredients to make eating beans more enjoyable.

This salad is a great idea to enjoy lentils in the Summer, hope you guys will like it!


  • 1 can of lentils (drain and rinse)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Drain and rinse the lentils

Chop up the cucumber


red onion

and fresh parsley

add all the ingredients in the bowl with the lentils and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon

season with salt

and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil

mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate

when ready to serve take your salad out of the fridge, give it another stir

and enjoy!


– LittleDani



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