Cooking Nook Logo
Forks with food on them

Easy Healthy Recipe: Lentil & Carrot Salad

lentil salad, an easy healthy recipe

Here is an easy healthy recipe that incorporates vegetables, herbs and legumes in a delicious side dish carrot salad recipe.

The combination of fresh and dried herbs, lemon juice and olive oil make this healthy salad recipe both tasty and extremely nutritious.

A good olive oil is a very healthy fat and great for any healthy eating plan.

This is a VERY healthy recipe, suitable for a gluten-free diet as is perfect as well for vegetarians and vegans. And of course the rest of us! I think you will love it, even if you aren’t looking for really healthy recipes.

If you want a very healthy and low fat recipe just lighten up on the oil a bit.

This recipe is great for every day healthy family meals and would be a wonderful addition to a buffet table.

It is also a great diabetes recipe. Diabetics need to be aware of carb counts though and this recipe has almost 25 carbs per serving as a side dish. Just keep that in mind and moderate your intake. It is filled with healthy ingredients though, so go for it if you can.

It’s a great addition to your recipe box and I think you will really enjoy it.

Easy, healthy lentil salad

Easy Healthy Recipe: Lentil & Carrot Salad

Here is an easy healthy recipe that incorporates vegetables, herbs and lentils in a delicious side dish lentil and carrot salad recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterrarean
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 231 kcal


  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a saucepan; combine lentils, carrots, garlic, bay leaf and thyme. Add enough water to cover by at least 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain, discarding bay leaf.
  • Transfer lentil mixture to a bowl. Add onion, celery, parsley, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss to mix. Let cool to room temperature before serving or keep in the refrigerator once cooled.


Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 10gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 421mgPotassium: 491mgFiber: 12gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 4048IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 3mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Sign up here and be the first to get new recipes and tips.

For more easy healthy recipes, have a look at our healthy recipe section.

If you like this recipe, please take a moment to share it on your favorite social media. Thanks a lot.

Easy, healthy lentil salad

diabetic recipe

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.