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bowl of lentil salad made with tomatoes and dill

Lentil Salad with Tomatoes and Dill

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


A delicious, refreshing lentil salad for summer with fresh tomatoes and dill. A simple and easy lentil salad recipe makes the perfect side dish.



1 cup lentils, sorted with debris or rocks removed

3 cups water

3 Tbsp red wine vinegar

3 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 12-16 oz pack grape tomatoes, sliced (can substitute 2 cups fresh diced tomatoes)

1 cup red onion diced (about 1/2 of a large red onion)

1 bunch fresh dill, chopped (about 1/2 cup before chopping)


  1. Sort through lentils to remove any debris or small rocks.
  2. Add lentils and 3 cups water to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until lentils are tender.
  3. Drain any excess liquid and rinse lentils under cool water.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine red wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and kosher salt. Whisk to combine.
  5. Add lentils to the mixing bowl, and stir to coat.
  6. Add sliced tomatoes, red onion, and dill. Mix gently to combine.
  7. Serve.

Keywords: lentil salad, tomato, dill, fresh tomato, lentil salad recipe, easy sides, vegetarian, vegan, healthy sides, healthy salads, summer salads