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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


  • 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.
  • Make dressing by mixing lemon juice, olive oil, and spices in a little bowl.
  • In a bowl, combine lentils, sunflower seeds, and parsley. Add in dressing and stir until evenly combined.
  • 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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