Salmon and lentils are a familiar combo in French bistro cooking; here they combine in a quick and easy salad. For the best presentation, flake the salmon with a fork, then stir gently into the salad to keep it in chunks, not tiny bits. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Whisk lemon juice, dill, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Add bell pepper, cucumber, onion, lentils and salmon; toss to coat.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Tip: To cook lentils: Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes for green lentils and 30 minutes for brown. Drain and rinse under cold water.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; 18.1 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 194 mg sodium. 24.4 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
Absolutely love this salad! Used a pressure cooker to prepare lentils (dried). Cooking for one often means trying to cut a recipe in half to cut down on repeat meals-this one was easy to do. I did add grated carrot abundance of them from farmers market and served it over a bed of massaged kale(with the same dressing). Will happily repeat this recipe often. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2017
This wasn't bad. It's more of a feelgood salad since it contains all the good stuff you should be eating. Will eat again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2016
Looks messy but tasty. Dressing gets lost when added the night before. I made this dish the night before to have for lunch the next day and added the dressing at that time. However I think the lentils soaked it all up because I could not taste it at all (and it had plenty of flavor when I tasted it after mixing last night). Next time I make this I will add dressing right before eating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
Go to summer salad Made this as a quick meal. Pre-cooked lentils with a bay leaf in rice cooker. Assembled as directed. Placed on a bed of lightly dressed (lemon evoo s&p) baby arugula. We loved it! Perfect for the soon to be hot weather days here in south Florida. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2012
Delicious! We were in the mood for a warm meal so we modified this meal a little. Instead of canned salmon we grilled salmon fillets sauteed the onion and red bell pepper and heated the lentils. I mixed about 2/3 the dressing with the warm lentil/onion/bell pepper mixture (I cut back a little on the oil) and used that as a bed for the grilled salmon. I drizzled the remaining dressing over the salmon and topped with the chopped cucumber. So good!! Pros: flavorful Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2012
Delicious! I broiled a couple of salmon fillets brushed with toasted sesame oil and then drizzled a little of the sesame oil in the salad for a bit of a smoky flavor. Also used some roasted red peppers along with fresh yellow sweet pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2012
I don't like salmon so I used tuna instead. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Everyone loves this! Especially easy with steamed lentils from Trader Joe's. Sharon Grand Rapids MI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Although my family didn't think it looked like anything special they all thought it was very tasty! I must agree although I thought it was very colorful looking. Super quick too. This I will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was a great simple recipe I grilled fresh salmon because I hate canned. I also added a spicy/sweet mustard in addition to the Dijon gave it a nice kick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
made for my mom's birthday. we all loved it. served with a nice fresh warmed italian bread 2007 benziger chardony followed by a pineapple- raspberry parfait from this site. a wonderful meal. we used freshly broiled and chilled salmon fillets rather than canned. bruce bolger Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Does not work with canned salmon... rather bland. I would try it again with grilled salmon but I can't usually afford salmon filets. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very filling tasty and economical. I had my doubts about this dish because it looked so dark and bland but I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor - don't skimp on the lemon juice. Flavor-wise it stands on its own if you leave out the salmon and bell pepper but do not omit the lemons cucumber or dill. You could even mix up the red pepper and yellow pepper if you like for color appeal. Pros: Delicious and nutrient-dense. Cons: Important to add color to this dish for visual appeal. Read More