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Garlic Lentil Salad

garlic lentil salad
  • (1 cup) french or brown lentils
  • (3 cups) reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • (2) bay leaves
  • (2 cloves) garlic, peeled
  • (1/4 cup) walnut oil
  • (2 Tbsp.) red wine vinegar
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper
  • (1) carrot, shredded
  • (2 Tbsp.) parsley, chopped
  • (4 oz.) herbed goat cheese, quartered
  • Ground coriander

Garlic Lentil Salad

French lentils simmered with garlic and bay leaves then tossed with carrot and parsley in a simple dressing.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes
Cook Time
About 40 minutes


  1. 1Place a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add lentils, broth, bay leaves and garlic. Once boiling, cover and simmer on medium 25-30 minutes.

  2. 2Drain, remove garlic and bay leaves (reserve garlic, discard bay leaves). Pour lentils onto a baking sheet to cool.
  3. 3In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic, mashing up the garlic with the whisk. Toss in cooled lentils, carrot and parsley.

  4. 4Sprinkle both sides of cheese with coriander and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on medium 30 seconds. Serve with salad.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of salad

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 388
  • Total Fat 20.2 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 33.5 g
  • Protein 18 g
  • Cholesterol -- mg
  • Sodium 370 mg
  • Fiber 16 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Miscellaneous

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Dairy, Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.