Lentil Mint Salad


Adapted from kalynskitchen.com

Lentil Mint Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Lentils
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 5-10 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup Mint, fresh, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Rinse the lentils over running water and pick out the broken ones or any small stones. Put the lentils in 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Simmer gently, until tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  • While lentils cook, very finely mince fresh garlic cloves. Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in small frying pan, add garlic, and saute over low heat for about 7-8 mins.
  • While garlic cooks, finely chop your desired amount of fresh herbs, mint and parsley.
  • In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, the other 2 T of olive oil, ground cumin, and ground allspice.
  • When lentils are tender, drain well and return to the pan. Turn heat back on under pan with the garlic and add lemon dressing mixture to heat for about 1 min.
  • Pour heated dressing over the lentils, then gently stir in fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper.