Easy Warm Lentil Salad (ready in 10-minutes!)

Easy warm lentil salad

I´m riding the lentil wave again. Red lentils are especially loved in our household. They are so quick to cook and milder tasting than green lentils. But the green lentils are also spot on sometimes. For example in this amazing lentil pie. Or in this easy warm lentil salad. This time I used canned lentils, which make this recipe ridiculously easy to make. 

This salad is also rather affordable. Here in Estonia, a can of lentils costs 0,45 euros and I used half a can. It gets even cheaper, if you are using homegrown zucchini and tomatoes. It is a perfect meal, if you are craving a filling meal but don´t want to feel stuffed afterwards. Like after a workout or for a lighter dinner. Or a quick lunch. Happy cooking!

Easy warm lentil salad

Time: 10-minutes
Serves: 1 - 3 people (main dish for 1, side dish for 2 - 3)

  • half a zucchini (I used light green zucchini)
  • couple of Tbsp oil
  • 1 tomato
  • half a can of lentils (one can is 14 oz / 400 g)
  • a little over half a tsp of salt
  • ground black pepper to taste


Cut zucchini into strips. Heat up a pan. Add oil and zucchini strips. Cook for 5-minutes. Add cubed tomato. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add drained lentils, salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes. Serve as a main or side dish. Or mix it with some mayonnaise and serve in tortilla wraps.

Easy warm lentil salad