Filling and Freshly Balanced Lentils Salad

Let me introduce one of our exciting warm salad ideas to you; the most delicious, filling, and freshly balanced. This summer, refresh yourself with our healthy filling salad idea, green lentils salad, plant-based meals for beginners, and quick nutritious meals. We’ve got you covered! And who wouldn’t fall for a crunchy salad when it offers a fair dose of nutrients with deliciousness?  Curious about a no-animal-meat food lifestyle? Peep instagram to see what I eat live😊.

Healthy meal is cool again

Of course, every health conscious person with a high taste would dote on green lentils salad. We know most families prefer quick nutritious meals and rightly so. When you can prepare a delightful meal within minutes, why stress for hours in the kitchen?

Like most adults, you too love to be liberated from cooking burnout. And there’s nothing wrong with that. We all deserve our ‘me-time’ every now and then. 

So, in today’s post, I have shown how easily and quickly you can prepare a yummy and nourishing lentils salad in the West African way. But before going there, enlighten yourself with some interesting facts about this crunchy salad. 

I have shown how easily and quickly you can prepare a yummy and nourishing lentils salad in the West African way. The hot lentils add benefit to warm salad ideas. So easy for plant-based meals for beginners
Cilantro over green lentils

Video Recipe

Some fabulous facts about lentils salad

Lentils salad does taste good. That’s a sure thing. The reason lies in the lentils’ aptness of balance. Lentils can absorb flavors rapidly. More so, they can marvelously pair with almost all sorts of veggies, greens, and spices; to add color you could select any one of the top 4 vegetables used in Benin recipes. Hence, lentils salad tastes perfectly balanced and fresh. Additionally, lentils give a sensation of fullness. Therefore, a simple salad with a handful of lentils makes a filling, hearty, and quick nutritious meal on its own.

Lentils provide tons of nutritional benefits. They are high in folate(fiber), iron, potassium, vitamin B6, manganese, thiamin and several other dietary nutrients

Lentils improve heart health, digestion and satiety, fight fatigue and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, health experts say. In addition, they inhibit the growth of microorganisms that cause intestinal diseases, thus preventing constipation. Lentils are also one of the key sources of protein, wohoooo! Health experts may recommend such fast and nutritious meals like this lentil salad and the popular tofu pasta you cannot resist. 

Lentils can absorb flavors rapidly. More so, they can marvelously pair with almost all sorts of veggies, greens, and spices. Another warm salad ideas good for plant-based meals for beginners
Green lentils salad beginner friendly

Not only will you find this crunchy salad the yummiest you’ve ever had. But with just about 10 to 15 minutes of preparation time, you’ll have your lentils salad ready for serving. Once you become fond of it, try our other filling salad ideas like this BLT pasta salad. Don’t want to browse more? Maybe this green lentils salad is just what you need.

You can always add your personal touch to such plant-based meals for beginners. And this is what makes it all too fantastic. The end result is healthy, mouthwatering plant salad that you can munch on every week.

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Refreshing lentils salad for beginners

Plant based beginners can set about their journey of a wholesome lifestyle with our easy and healthy filling salad. Not only are they very economical meals, but they also save time. Also, they are perfect for beginners because the cook time is very short and one only has to cut vegetables or fruits if you are feeling fancy. 

Add or subtract any veggie you like to this crunchy warm salad idea. Personalize them according to your taste and culinary desires. Transform your plant-based meals for beginners your way and let them get the best taste for you. 

Now, whenever you feel like making a tempting vegetarian dish, and in need of warm salad ideas, look to this green lentils salad or our BLT Pasta Salad with plant bacon. Green lentils salad is one of the best healthy snacking meal ideas. It’s a light, tasty and satisfying meal, ideal for everyone. Oh of course you will be satiated since it has enough carbs and as you know, carbs are good for you.  

Combined with tomatoes, onion, some spices, and parsley, lentils salad gives a very flavorful and refreshing taste. To be more creative, you can also combine your crunchy salad with buttery noodles.

quick nutritious meals makes a hefty green lentils salad with crunchy vegetables like seedless cucumbers and red bell peppers; warm salad ideas good for plant-based meals for beginners
filling lentils salad with refreshing vegetables

How to make filling salad healthy ?

This is truly one of the best filling crunchy salad you need. Watch our video tutorial above or read the instructions below and make your own satisfying lentil salad. I have to ask, which one of you added fruits to this salad? Comment below, would love to hear from you.

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Lentils Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Find here warm salad ideas, filling salad that makes quick nutritious meals. Green lentils salad makes plant-based meals for beginners easy!

I know lentils salad sounds a bit boring at first. But you really need to give it a try.

I didn’t know myself I could love a lentil salad so much so that it has become my all-time favorite now. And I would love to eat it like for daaays. SERIOUSLY!

Here’s the recipe instructions of your soon-to-be favorite delish:  


  • 1.5 Cup Lentils (BOIL with Half Tsp Salt until soft)
  • 1 Cucumber Seedless
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 2 TBS lime Juice OR Half Lemon Juice
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


    1. Cook at least one and a half cup of lentils with half a teaspoon of salt. You can size up your lentils according to your servings. Cook until lentils are soft, but still a little firm. Do not overcook them. Drain the remaining water and keep cooked lentils aside.
    2. Take one bunch of cilantro and finely chop them.
    3. Put cooked lentils in a bowl and add chopped cilantro to it.
    4. Add sliced cucumber and sliced red bell pepper to the bowl. I have used seedless cucumber for this recipe to prevent causing more water in the salad.  
    5. Add one tablespoon of lime juice. You can add more as per your liking.
    6. Add nearly three tablespoons of olive oil. Olive oil doesn’t only yield nutritional value, but it also gives aroma, flavor, and a shiny texture to your salad dressing.
    7. Drizzle around one-fourth tablespoon of salt. Feel free to add more or less to taste.  
    8. With the help of a spoon, assemble everything well so all the flavors and ingredients can meld.
    9. Serve immediately and enjoy. This delicious, soulful salad can be your lunch or brunch companion. Or you can simply munch this crunchy salad as your free time snack. 


You can add more veggies you like or have on hand. Make it your next
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