Mint-lemon and fish sauce salad with lentils

June 28, 2018
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I love trying different combinations of herbs and flavors and as my mint was growing out of proportion in spite of my withering thymes next to it, I've decided to go on a adventure to seek some refreshing summer dinner salad with it. The freshness of mint and lemon goes great with the strong taste of fish sauce which makes me feel like drinking mojitos in Thailand. The lentils soak up all the flavor and it fills you up so well and it's very satisfying by itself. It's great for a day that it's too hot and you've lost your appetite but need to eat to recharge from a hard long day. —Hana

What You'll Need
  • Dressing
  • 1 handful Mint
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • Salad
  • 4 cups Lettuce or any kind of green
  • 1 handful Cherry tomato
  • 1 Red or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 Spring onion
  • 1 pinch Salt
  1. Wash and cook the lentils. Make sure to add a pinch of salt to your water so that it's slightly seasoned. Better to cook ahead of time so that it has the time to cool down before mixing with fresh vegetables.
  2. Chop up all the vegetables to your preferred size and toss in the lentils and lastly season the salad with the dressing. Mix it well and enjoy.

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1 Review

KDeardorff December 29, 2021
Am I missing something? All I see is the dressing and salad ingredients. I don't see any ingredient list for the lentils. And the directions are pretty sparse! I was excited to try this because I was specifically looking for a recipe using lentils and fish sauce. Very disappointing!