Lentil Tabouli Salad Recipe

Lentil Tabouli Salad Recipe


  • 1 1/2 Cups Puy Lentils ( Palouse Black Caviar Lentils)
  • 4 Cups water
  • 4 medium tomatoes- (2 cups finely diced)
  • 1 large bunch Italian Parsley- finely chopped ( about 1 1/2 Cups)
  • 1/3 C finely diced Red onion or shallot
  • 1/4 C finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 C lemon juice and zest of one lemon
  • Cracked Pepper to taste


  1. To prevent tummy bloating soak lentils in cold water 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. In a medium pot bring lentils and water to a boil. Turn down heat, cover and let simmer on med-low to low heat for 20-25 minutes, or until just tender. Strain and rinse with cold water until lentils are nice and cold.
  3. While lentils are simmering. Finely dice tomatoes, onion, parsley and mint, and place in a medium sized bowl.
  4. Toss in rinsed cold lentils and mix in olive oil, lemon juice,½ of the zest, kosther salt, pepper, cinnamon and allspice. (Don’t be tempted to leave the spices out, trust me, they work well!!)
  5. Miix. Adjust salt and lemon if necessary, and let the flavors meld for at least 10 minutes. Chill until ready to serve. Garnish with remaining lemon zest.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe source: feastingathome