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Warm Lentil & Potato Salad

8 hr + 30 min

Side

One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less

This potato and lentil dish is a family staple. It's protein and carb-rich, making it a great side dish to accompany curries or soups.

Servings

Total

8 hr + 30 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

25 min

Soak

8 hr

Free from

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium onion, diced
  • 1
    medium potato, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 cup (205 g)
    dry green lentils, preferably soaked overnight
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    water
  • ½ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp
    salt, plus more to taste

Directions

  1. Add the oil and onions to a medium pot on medium-high heat and sauté until the onions are lightly golden, about 3 - 5 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook at a gentle simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Soaking isn't necessary but helps to increase nutrient absorption and quickens cooking time.

Storage

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Galittza - April 19, 2024, 9 p.m.

I'm challenging myself to use up all foods in my fridge and pantry instead of going out to eat for 2 weeks since I'm not working. I saw I had 1/4 cup of green lentils and onion and went to ask my mom for a potato. Lol. The lentils were soaked for almost 90 min and became 1 cup :) I was hesitant on turmeric and cinnamon but trusted. Wow!!! Sooo good. I needed a lil more salt but that's an easy fix. This is delicious and so easy. PUL for the WIN

PUL Team - April 19, 2024, 10:09 p.m.

What a creative way to use up ingredients, Galittza! It's great to hear that the lentil and potato salad was enjoyed. Here's to more delicious meals together 🥰✨


M - March 30, 2024, 3:26 p.m.

Extremely tasty and comforting!


Clara Sak - March 13, 2024, 4:42 p.m.

This is so simple and tasty !


IzzieO - Feb. 20, 2024, 6:39 p.m.

Can you use cooked lentil like from a jar or tin?

PUL Team - Feb. 20, 2024, 6:51 p.m.

Hey IzzieO, yes you can with some adjustments. Since lentils from a jar or tin are pre-cooked, you'll need less water for cooking the potatoes and can add the lentils at the end of the recipe. When in doubt, add less water, you can always add more as needed :)


Elyse - Feb. 6, 2024, 3:03 a.m.

Easy, quick, comforting, and very flavorful!


Nivedan BamaL - Jan. 13, 2024, 7:33 p.m.

Easy and very satisfying recipe.


Smarty - Dec. 6, 2023, 12:11 a.m.

Simple and tasty salad 😋… Loved it!


Tristan - Nov. 28, 2023, 5:44 p.m.

Nice and easy. The cinnamon reminded me of Moroccan recipes


Chrysiida - Oct. 29, 2023, 4:14 p.m.

I was hesitant to put cinnamon in the food as I personally find it only fitting for desserts, but I actually loved it so much! The taste is there but it just adds to the flavour and doesn't overshadow the lentils or the potatoes. I am so happy that I now have an alternative recipe for my lentils too!

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2023, 11 p.m.

Yayy we're so happy to hear, Chrysiida, thank you! Happy cooking 🤗


Franky - Aug. 9, 2023, 1:30 p.m.

I make this every once in a while when I want something quick and paired it with some vegetables out of the oven today - delicious and wholesome :)


Car - July 7, 2023, 2:56 a.m.

I tried today. Really simple and delicious. I replaced the tumeric with pimentón and the water with vegetable broth. I love it, it's a keeper.


Sara Khorasani - July 1, 2023, 7:42 p.m.

This was absolutely delicious 💟


Kelly - June 28, 2023, 4:16 p.m.

Absolutely delicious - comfort at its best!!


Cisca - April 18, 2023, 5:06 p.m.

This us definitely a new one for me. And it was delicious, even my husband thought it was good. New side dish for the family.

PUL Team - April 18, 2023, 11:30 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Cisca, thank you 🤗


Katie W - Feb. 10, 2023, 6:06 p.m.

Picky eater here 🙋🏻‍♀️ I LOVED this recipe. Husband did too and is already requesting another batch. I found that with altering the spices just a little it works great for baby led weaning too!

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2023, 2:29 a.m.

Awe so happy the recipe was enjoyed by everyone, Katie, thank you 🙂


Fe - Nov. 30, 2022, 2:27 a.m.

Lots of flavor without the guilty feeling. A new favorite comfort dish! 🙏🏽


Devyn - Nov. 17, 2022, 9:51 p.m.

Such great flavor! I thank I found my new favorite lentil dish 😊

PUL Team - Nov. 19, 2022, 6:45 p.m.

Aw thank you, Devyn!


Mary - Nov. 9, 2022, 8 a.m.

If I use sweet potato (instead of potato), shall I reduce cooking time?

PUL Team - Nov. 9, 2022, 10:24 p.m.

Hi Mary, sweet potato may impact the cooking time slightly but the lentils will still need around 20 minutes. We'd recommend soaking the lentils overnight before cooking and keeping an eye on the pot more closely. Soft lentils and potatoes are a sign it's ready 😊


Emma - March 21, 2022, 10:06 p.m.

Simple, nutritious, delicious! Thank you!


Elyse - March 15, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

SO delicious, easy and quick! I also ended up spooning aside some of the cooked lentils (once the dish was completely made) and mashed into a paste to use as a spread for wraps and sandwiches.

PUL Team - March 15, 2022, 6:38 p.m.

Ooo sounds lovely, Elyse, thanks for the idea 😍


Nina - Sept. 29, 2021, 6:55 p.m.

I'm normaly not someone who enjoys "simple" dishes, but this was so amazing!! Just the perfect omfort food on a rainy autumn day. Definitly on my repeat list

PUL Team - Sept. 29, 2021, 9:21 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Nina! It means so much 🤗


Alex - Sept. 17, 2021, 9:19 p.m.

Never thought that something so simple could taste so good! Thanks for the recipe!


Cherie - Aug. 15, 2021, 11:19 a.m.

I love, love, love this! I had to modify the recipe slightly (due to a cinnamon intolerance -- I used allspice), but nonetheless, it came out so wholesome, warm, and comforting. Thank you!


Tamara - July 27, 2021, 2:07 a.m.

This is an amazing recipe, the perfect comfort food. I tried it in the instant pot and it was easy and so good. Will definitely be making again.

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 4:23 a.m.

So thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Tamara ☺️


Brenda - July 18, 2021, 2:52 a.m.

I was skeptical of using Cinnamon but goodness! I was wrong. It was delicious!


Anna - April 22, 2021, 5:12 a.m.

Used red lentils instead since that’s all I had, and it tasted delicious. Will definitely be making this again! Thank you

PUL Team - April 24, 2021, 1:24 a.m.

Thank you for sharing, Anna!