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Sauteed Garlic and Tomato Lentil Salad


This sauteed garlic and tomato lentil salad is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy lentils! Colorful, bright, and fresh flavors.


  • 1 cup dry green (brown) lentils
  • 1/2 cup dry light bulgur (light just refers to the coarseness of the grain)
  • 34 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 68 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parsley, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup citrus/vinaigrette dressing (I used a lemon tarragon dressing)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh lemon juice to taste


  1. Cook the lentils and the bulgur according to directions, using vegetable broth instead of water. When cooked, combine and set aside.
  2. Saute the tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil over low heat for 15 minutes or until the tomatoes and garlic are soft and fragrant. Remove from heat. Add the lentils, bulgur, and parsley to the pan and stir to combine.
  3. Season with dressing, salt and pepper, and lemon juice. Serve hot or cold.


The lemon dressing just happened to be something I had on hand so I tossed it in there to keep things flavorful. Any kind of oil or vinegar based sauce or dressing that you have on hand could work for this one!

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: lentil salad, garlic and tomato salad, tomato lentil salad