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Summer Lentil Salad

Summer Lentil Salad

Have a bunch of juicy cherry tomatoes and mangoes so I decided to make this tasty Summer lentil salad. I like to make a simple dressing for this salad. A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and shallots.

Summer Lentil Salad


  • 50g lentils
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 cherry tomatoes. halved
  • 2 cucumber. sliced
  • 1 mango, diced

Lemon vinaigrette

  • 1 shallot. minced
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Combine minced shallot, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified.
  2. In a medium pot combine lentils and smashed garlic clove. Add enough water to cover the lentils. Bring to simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Drain lentils in a colander and discard the garlic.
  4. Place lentils, tomato, cucumber and mango in a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.
Summer Lentil Salad

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