French Lentil Salad - vegan and gluten free

French Lentil Salad



Yield 2 sides or 1 main dish

A simple, yet elegant, main dish salad.



  1. Mix granulated onion, oregano, and pinch of salt into cooked and drained lentils.
  2. Chop walnuts. Set aside.
  3. Prepare vegetables.
  4. Place greens on a plate. Top with carrots, cucumber, shallot, tomato, and then lentils. Drizzle dressing over all and sprinkle walnuts on top.

Serve immediately.


If your lentils are already seasoned, you can skip the added granulated onion, oregano, and salt.

This recipe makes one main dish salad or two side dish salads, but it can be easily doubled, tripled, etc. to serve more people.

Make ahead tip:

To make this salad ahead of time, prepare lentils, dressing, walnuts, and all vegetables except tomatoes. Store separately in airtight containers in refrigerator until ready to serve. Just before serving, dice tomatoes and assemble salad.

Recipe by JennifersKitchen at