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Broccoli Lentil Salad

Author: Wanda Baker


  • 1 cup green lentils cooked & cooled
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped into small pieces
  • 1 pkg craisins or raisins
  • 1/3 cup peeled and chopped carrots
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • red wine vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Place cooled lentils in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil and drop in broccoli. Turn down heat to medium (a simmer) and cook broccoli 2-3 minutes until blanched. Drain well and chop fine. Add to lentils.
  • Into lentil bowl toss in red onion, carrots and craisins. Mix until combined.


To cook lentils rinse 1 cup of green lentils. Add to 3 cups water (or broth) and bring to a boil. Add in a piece of lemon, bay leave or other herbs for flavour. Reduce heat, cover and simmer checking regularly until desired consistency is achieved (15-20 minutes). Remove from heat, season with salt & pepper and set aside to cool.