Lentil Sundried Tomato Salad is incredibly fast and easy to make with only 5 ingredients. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and healthy.
Lentils are a wonderful staple to keep in your kitchen. Whether you buy them pre-cooked in the produce section or dried from the bulk bins, you can always make a quick and filling meal with lentils.
These legumes (pulses) are often found in hot dishes in South Asian cuisine served with rice.
But they are also delicious cold in salads.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy lentils?
While they come in all different colors from yellow to black, I usually use the brown or green ones.
I love the orange ones in stews. One of my favorite recipes to use them in is Red Lentil Thai Chili from Isa Does It. (In fact, this is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. If you don’t already own it, I highly recommend it!)
But the green, brown, and black lentils are firmer and hold their shape when cooked. The yellow and orange ones almost disintegrate.
So keep this in mind when you shop for lentils.
While I usually keep a few bags of lentils in my pantry, when I see a package of steamed lentils in the refrigerated case at the market, I grab it. Yes, it’s more expensive than cooking my own, but it’s incredibly convenient.
In fact, if you have a mini-fridge and a knife, you could make this Lentil Sundried Tomato Salad in a hotel or dorm room!
I like serving this salad on a bed of greens, such as Romaine lettuce or baby spinach. But it’s also delicious on its own.
You can bring it to potlucks, or serve it with other salads.
It’s a great meal when it’s too hot to cook!
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It sure doesn’t get much easier than a flavorful meal made from only 5 ingredients. And you can make Lentil Sundried Tomato Salad in under 15 minutes!
I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do. But if lentils aren’t your thing, you might like some of these other easy recipes that are fast to make and only require a few ingredients:
And now let’s make Lentil Sundried Tomato Salad!
Lentil Sundried Tomato Salad
You only need 5 ingredients to make this Lentil Sundried Tomato Salad! It's a delicious high-protein meal that takes less than 15 minutes to make if you start with pre-cooked lentils.
- 2 cups cooked lentils (or a little more if you use a slightly larger package of pre-cooked lentils)
- 1 jar sundried tomatoes in olive oil sliced (about 8.5 ounces)
- 1 cup parsley chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, including the olive oil from the jar of sundried tomatoes.
Enjoy immediately or chill until ready to serve.
This salad tastes great on a bed of greens such as chopped Romaine lettuce or baby spinach.
If using dried lentils, my favorite way to cook them is in an Instant Pot.