Delicious, healthy lentil rice salad

Lentil Rice Salad

This lentil rice salad is perfect for dinner or lunch and features healthy, tasty olive oil and balsamic vinegar from The Unrefined Olive– a super tasting bar in Ottawa where you can try any of their premium extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars from around the world.

Why not drop by and pick up some delectable oil and vinegar to make this tasty salad.



  • 1 cup cooked brown or green lentils
  • 1/2 cup cooked white basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 4 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar from the Unrefined Olive
  • 2 tbsp Persian lime olive oil from the Unrefined Olive
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • sea salt to taste


  1. In a bowl mix lentils, rice, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, parsley and green onions.
  2. In a small jar mix balsamic vinegar, oil, mustard, maple syrup and salt. Put lid on and shake well.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and mix

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Original Recipe by Shirley Plant


About the Author

Written by: Shirley Plant
Shirley Plant is a nutritionist and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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