Spicy Hana's Red Lentil Salad

Sherri Williams


This spicy, delicious and healthy side salad is good for any occasion. If you love Mediterranean Cuisine, you will love my side salad. I dedicate this to my spicy and beautiful friend Hana Clegg. Cooking with Passion, sw:)


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
20 Min


  • 1 c
    red lentils
  • 1/2 c
    colorful grape tomatoes cut in 1/4's
  • 1/2 small
    red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    mediterranean spice blend
  • 1/2 small
    habanero pepper, finely chopped

  • 1/4 c
    tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ·
    juice & zest of 1 lemon
  • 1
    garlic clove, grated
  • ·
    smoked sea salt to taste

How to Make Spicy Hana's Red Lentil Salad


  1. Add lentils and bay leaf to 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove drain and cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine olive oil, lemon juice, zest, garlic and salt. Cover and shake until well blended. Add lentils and remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl. Pour vinaigrette in bowl and mix well. Transfer to a salad bowl and cover. Chill for at least 1 hour temperature. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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About Spicy Hana's Red Lentil Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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