Rice & Lentil Salad

September/October 2009

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A simple dressing of sherry vinegar, Dijon mustard and paprika flavors this rice and lentil salad. It's a great way to use up leftovers.

"This was great - enough for lunch the next few days! I ate mine cold or at room temperature - a little extra dressing may be in order when serving as sitting in the fridge did soak up most of it. Easy, versatile and yummy!! "
Rice & Lentil Salad

16 Reviews for Rice & Lentil Salad


I made this as a side dish for some turkey breast and my husband loved it! This is the first salad I've made with lentils and I can't believe it took me this long. Let me say, in reference to other comments, that my husband and I like vinegar. In fact, we often use more vinegar than oil in dressings similar to the one in this salad. So, everybody, use your judgement and your likes to determine how to flavor this salad.

We will be making this again!

Fantastic, awesome.

I added a cup of peas, fresh coriander and like someone else a Pomegranate Sause/molasses (Turkish product) but even without the additions it would probably be amazing


I loved this recipe. I made an entire bag of lentils, and probably 3 cups of brown rice. Added a lot of carrots, halved the oil and added many more random amounts of spices (basil, oregano, cumin, etc.) to the 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar - absolutely delicious for such a low fat and nutricious recipe.

Good source of protein

I thought this was delicious. I was so eager to try it, I forgot to put the carrot in. Several reviewers complained about the vinegar taste. I noticed more of a vinegar smell than an actual taste, but if you really don't like vinegar, you may not care for this recipe. I loved it and plan to make it a staple.


Excellent salad as you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand. We add 2 TBSP honey and a little fresh lemon or lime juice to enhance the flavors - especially if you use cilantro.

Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

also balsamic vinegar instead

also balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar

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