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lentil salad in white bowl next to gray cloth

Garden Lentil Salad

  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: salads
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: vegetarian


Fresh herbs from the garden pair perfectly with lentils for a delicous and hearty salad. This garden lentil salad recipe is simple and tasty – a great vegetarian or vegan salad idea!



1 cup lentils

1/2 cup farro

3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp lemon juice

6 tbsp olive oil

1 carrot

1/2 cup grape tomatoes

Bunch parsley, rinsed and chopped

Bunch dill, rinsed and chopped

Bunch chives, rinsed and chopped

Kosher salt, about 1/2 tsp


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups water to boil. Add sorted lentils to water, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. In a separate saucepan, brin 1 cup water to boil. Add farro, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. While lentils and farro are cooking, in a large bowl mixing bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil. Set aside
  4. Chop carrots, and slice tomatoes.
  5. When lentils and farro are done cooking, drain and rinse under cool water.
  6. Add the drained lentils, farro, chopped carrot, tomatoes and herbs into the large bowl with dressing. Add salt and stir gently to mix well.
  7. Serve, or you can chill before serving.


The amounts of herbs can be flexible depending on what you have on hand. I measured each bunch as about a handful, but you can add more or less depending on what you have.

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