Lentils are really a super food. You can do so much with them. Here we have brown lentils featured in a salad. It’s nice and crunchy with the celery and walnut pieces, and tastes even better on the 2nd day.

Lentil, walnut & celery salad

Serving Size: 4


  • 8 ounces lentils
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 scallions, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Lentil, walnut & celery salad


  1. Cook the lentils with some salt, cumin and a bay leaf.
  2. Cook until tender but not too soft about 7 min. depending on what sort of lentils they are.
  3. Drain and cool (discard the bay leaf ).
  4. In a small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and add to the lentils.
  5. Prepare the dressing and pour over the lentils.
  6. This is great warm or cold.