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Green Lentil Salad

Green Lentil Salad | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

I’ll just come right out and say it – it’s super intimidating for any food blogger to present a lentil salad recipe after the advent of the Best Lentil Salad, Ever┬áby Sarah B. of My New Roots. I’ve tried it, and it IS pretty darn amazing (except that I don’t like dried fruit in savory salads!!). But┬átoday I humbly submit my own version of the “best” lentil salad ever, made with my favorite spices and simply tossed with my favorite two accoutrements – sunflower seeds and parsley.

I’ve actually had this recipe in my back pocket for almost a year, but I was unhappy with how the original photos came out and wanted to re-shoot them. (A task which I sorely procrastinated on). But my best friend took the day off from work a few weeks ago, and came over to help me work on this salad and re-take the photos. (Recipe creating is so much more fun when you have a sous-chef!!) So here it is, finally – my favorite lentil salad. I hope you all love it! :)

Green Lentil Salad | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeGreen Lentil Salad | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Green Lentil Salad

This green lentil salad is made with warming spices and tossed with sunflower seeds and parsley, creating a medley of flavors and textures.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2



  • 1 Cup Green Lentils
  • Water for cooking


  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/8 Tsp Coriander
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • Sprinkle of Cayenne optional

The Rest of the Salad

  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley chopped


  1. Start by cooking the lentils much like you would pasta. Bring a pot of water to boil, then add in lentils. Cook for about 15 minutes. When done, drain and let cool.
  2. Make dressing by mixing lemon juice, olive oil, and spices in a little bowl.
  3. In a bowl, combine lentils, sunflower seeds, and parsley. Add in dressing and stir until evenly combined.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Green Lentil Salad | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Link of the Day:

In the spirit of lentils, I’m seriously eyeing these lentil-stuffed acorn squash rings by Pure Ella!


If you make this recipe and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)


  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    November 3, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Just about every spice you could love is in there :D

    • Reply
      November 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      I couldn’t agree more!! :)

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    Gabriella @ Putumayo Kitchen
    November 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

    This looks so great! I do love the my new roots lentil salad, but this looks equally delicious (and great to be without dried fruit – I agree!) x

    • Reply
      November 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      We all can agree that the MNR salad is amazing, but there’s definitely room for more lentil salads out there!! ;) Thanks Gabriella!! :)

  • Reply
    November 3, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Such a healthy bowl! I love this!

    • Reply
      November 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks girl!! <3

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    Rachel @ Baking Up Bliss
    November 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Looks fantastic! I’m always trying to get more lentils into my diet, so I can’t wait to try this. The perfect balance of simple and interesting!

    • Reply
      November 4, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Rachel!! Hope you like it! :)

  • Reply
    November 5, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Ah I love a good lentil salad – and this one looks like it won’t disappoint! The spice combo in here i really my kind of style. Thanks for sharing, Sarah – never even think about holding back on your favorite recipes, we all bring something different to table! x

    • Reply
      November 6, 2016 at 11:17 am

      That’s such a great attitude, Jodi, I love it :) Thanks girl!! <3

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