Lentil Mango Salad

Lentil Mango Salad
Source: https://cookingmatters.org/recipes/lentil-mango-salad/


  • 1 cup dried brown lentils
  • 1 medium mango or apple
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 large lemon
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Optional Ingredients

  • ½ cup minced fresh parsley and/or cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or toasted coconut


  • Colander
  • Cutting board
  • Fork
  • Large bowl
  • Large pot
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • Sharp knife
  • Small bowl


In Advance
  1. In a large pot, add lentils. Cover with water by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

    1. Rinse, peel, and dice mango. Rinse and dice bell pepper.
    2. Rinse lemon and cut in half. In a small bowl, squeeze juice. Discard seeds.
    3. If using, rinse and chop cilantro. Chop walnuts or toasted coconut.
    4. In a large bowl, use a fork to whisk together lemon juice, oil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add cooked lentils, mango, and bell pepper. Mix well. If using, stir in herbs and nuts or coconut.

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