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Lentil Salad with Fresh Mint & Goat Cheese

Total Time
35 min
10 min
25 min
This recipe pairs hearty lentils with fresh chopped mint and creamy goat cheese for a tasty contrast in flavor and texture. You can use regular green lentils or the French variety, which are smaller, darker green, and firmer.


Dry lentils

1½ cup(s), dry French green lentils; rinsed and picked over

Bay leaf

2 leaf/leaves

Red onion

½ small, coarsely chopped

Fresh mint leaves

¼ cup(s), coarsely chopped

Table salt

½ tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Semisoft goat cheese

½ cup(s), crumbled


  1. Place lentils in medium saucepan and pour over enough water to cover lentils by 2−3 inches. Add bay leaves and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and partially cover pan; simmer until lentils are tender, 15−20 minutes. Drain lentils; discard bay leaves and transfer lentils to large bowl.
  2. While lentils are still warm, stir in onion, mint, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle cheese over salad just before serving; serve warm or chilled.
  3. Serving size: 3/4 cup