Lentil Salad

Salad-e Adasi


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

Joon: Persian Cooking Made Simple


By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2015

  • About

Rich in protein, lentils have been popular in Iran since ancient times. I often make this salad for my son who is a vegan. You can make it with any kind of dried bean.


  • 1 cup (200 g) brown (or French) lentils, rinsed
  • 6 cups (


  1. Place the lentils in a medium-heavy saucepan. Pour in the water and cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes (depending on the type of lentils used), or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a salad bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
  3. Add the cooked, drained and still warm lentils, and all the salad ingr