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Black Lentil Salad with Cumin Lime

With the lentils, black beans and veggies in between, this hearty meal will have you feeling full and satisfied. Add this recipe to your repertoire and this summer you will have an excellent way to showcase your garden produce! Preparation for this dish is pretty straightforward– to save some time it is most efficient to work on the salad dressing while the lentils are cooking. Feel free to serve this dish immediately following preparation or let the salad chill overnight before serving; this gives the dish’s flavors some time to combine.


Image from the Garden Grazer

Black Lentil Salad with Cumin Lime


  • 1 cup dry lentils (green or brown)
  • 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes
  • Large bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • Optional: green onion

For the Dressing:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • Optional: chipotle powder, chili powder, pepper, hot sauce, other seasonings, etc.
You can find detailed instructions for this recipe on the blog The Garden Grazer. Enjoy!
Kaitlin, of the blog The Garden Grazer is a self proclaimed vegetable enthusiast who enjoys making recipes that complement her passion for veggies. Her blog features recipes that are a creative and delicious take on eating fresh. For more from Kaitlin and all things The Garden Grazer, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.