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Green Lentil Salad

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Green Lentil Salad  (Mercimek Piyazı)

Green lentil1 cup170 gr
Water2 cup400 gr
Green Onion3 medium size45 gr
Parsley 1/3 bunch20 gr
Mint fresh3/4 sprigs10 gr
Green Pepper1 medium size15 gr
Salt1 1/2 teaspoon9 gr
Olive Oil4 tablespoon40 gr
Lemon juice3 tablespoon30 gr
Red pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr


Soak lentils overnight with water. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until tender; drain. Combine lentils with thinly sliced onions, pepper rings minced parsley and mint leaves; mix well. Season with salt and red pepper. Beat olive oil and lemon juice together. Arrange lentils in a serving dish. Sprinkle dressing over. Serve cold.

Servings: 4

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy161 cal
Protein7,3 g
Fat7,0 g
Carbohydrates18,4 g
Calcium32 mg
Iron2,24 mg
Phosphorus111 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium597 mg
Vitamin A472 iu
Thiamine0,12 mg
Riboflavin0,06 mg
Niacin0,64 mg
Vitamin C9 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

This dish is served as a side dish or as an appetizer.