Lemony Lentil Salad with Salmon

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 30m

6 servings, 1 cup each

Salmon and lentils are a familiar combo in French bistro cooking. For the best presentation, flake the salmon with a fork, then stir gently into the salad to keep it in chunks, not tiny bits.

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


  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup diced seedless cucumber
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • Two 15-ounce cans lentils, rinsed, or 3 cups cooked brown or green lentils (see Tip)
  • Two 7-ounce cans salmon, drained and flaked, or 1 1/2 cups flaked cooked salmon
  • Tip: To cook lentils: Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until just tender, about 20 minutes for green lentils and 30 minutes for brown. Drain and rinse under cold water.


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

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9379

nutrition information per serving

354 calories; 18g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 31mg cholesterol; 194mg sodium; 25g carbohydrates; 9g fiber; 24g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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