Spicy Black Bean & Lentil Salad

Today, I have a more adventurous salad for you all! Lentils are gluten-free, containing low GCI complex carbs along with lots of fiber and protein.

In some regions of the world, people eat this hearty legume in place of meat.

Not only that, they are rich in B vitamins and minerals such as iron!


  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 tsp dry mustard 
  • 3 Tbsp garlic
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro 
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 head butter leaf lettuce
  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 2 large red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup carrots and/or beets


  1. Cook black beans and red lentils per package instructions
  2. Cook potatoes and slice thinly
  3. Mince garlic, parsley, and cilantro
  4. Cut red bell peppers into thin strips
  5. Tear butter leaf lettuce
  6. Juice lemon
  7. Grate carrots and/or beets
  8. Place the black beans in one bowl and lentils in another
  9. In a third bowl, whisk mustard, garlic, parsley, cilantro, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, oil and cayenne
  10. Evenly split the mixture between the beans and lentils
  11. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour in fridge to marinate
  12. Cover 8 plates with lettuce leaves, topped with bell pepper slices
  13. On each plate, assemble small piles of potatoes, carrots and/or beets, beans and lentils
  14. Drizzle remaining marinade over each plate
  15. And serve!







  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free


  1. ianill2

    what if I don’t like beans???

  2. germacan

    take them out?

  3. ekmzau

    pinto beans are good

  4. ianill2

    no… I don’t like the idea of beans

  5. germacan

    why are you commenting on this recipe again

  6. engstrinepa

    unbelievably easy yet so rewarding thank you

  7. dristinariel

    now I know what i’ll be doing with my leftover lentils

  8. ephralas

    I love lentil soup. First time having a lentil salad!

  9. reamdez77

    Wow.. sounds so good

  10. ephralas

    Perfect for warm weather wow

  11. giov3nbonz

    i was going to try this until i saw potatoes

  12. germacan

    what’s wrong with potatoes?

  13. giov3nbonz

    they’re just not right in a salad

  14. germacan

    so… take them out?

  15. gabrahv0oo

    Thanks for posting this recipe

  16. reklukeop15

    green healthy cooking

  17. ianill2

    ok i tried it…..uhhhhhh sooo yummy

  18. germacan

    did you end up trying the beans?

  19. ianill2

    maybe next time! it’s so good already

  20. giov3nbonz

    Can I add cheese to this?

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