Spicy Lentil and Wild Rice Salad

Spicy Lentil And Wild Rice Salad Recipe

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Carolyn Haas


From The Greek Vegetarian
Living in Wisconsin, wild rice is easy to come by, baby lentils not so much! Making this with "regular" brown lentils!


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10 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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1 c
wild rice, rinsed and soaked for 30 minutes
1 c
baby lentils, rinsed and drained
1/4 c
+2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 medium
carrots, washed, peeled, diced
2 medium
celery stalks, minced
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
cumin seeds, crushed
2-3 Tbsp
sherry vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Spicy Lentil and Wild Rice Salad


  • 1Drain rice and place in pot with 4 cups salted water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for about 30-40 minutes until rice is tender. Remove and drain.
  • 2Meanwhile, put lentils in a pot, cover with 2 inches water. Bring to boil, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until just tender for about 20 minutes. Skim foam from surface as lentils cook. Drain in colander and rinse.
  • 3While rice and lentils are cooking, heat 3 Tablespoons oil in a skillet and sauté carrots and celery until tender. Add garlic and cumin seeds and stir for 1 more minute. Remove from heat.
  • 4Place wild rice, lentils and veggies in serving bowl, toss to combine. Season with remaining olive oil, salt, pepper and sherry vinegar. Let stand 1 hour before serving.

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About Spicy Lentil and Wild Rice Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #wild rice, #not-hot

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