Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery."
-Aldous Huxley

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I had a version of this salad while traveling in South America. It was light and delicious and is fantastic served warm or cold with seared fish.


Lentil and Cucumber Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

Cooking time does not include chilling time. This recipe keeps well, refrigerated, about 48 hours.

3 cups water
1 cup black lentils
1 large cucumber (peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4 inch dice)
1/2 cup bread and butter pickles (cut into small dice)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp vinegar from the bread and butter pickles
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place the water in a large sauce pan over high heat.

When the water is boiling add the lentils.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the lentils are tender but not mushy - about 20 minutes.

Remove to a large mixing bowl and let chill in the refrigerator.

When the lentils are cold add the cucumber, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and pickled onion.

Fold together and chill (overnight is best).

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 256 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 382mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 15g 52%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 5% Iron 21%
Vitamin K 20 mcg Potassium 577 mg
Magnesium 68 mg