Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad

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Recipe: Mushroom Lemon and Lentil Salad |

While this may look like a decidedly winter dish, the sharp brightness and freshness of lemon really brings this Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad into summer. It’s a healthy, light and easy salad that is perfect to bring along to your next bbq or summer picnic.

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Here I’ve used a mix of portobello mushrooms and button mushrooms, but you can use whatever variety of mushrooms you prefer. The mushrooms are cooked over a high heat and taken on a slightly caramelised flavour. Just be sure not to add salt to the mushrooms while cooking them as this will cause them to release water and will prevent them from caramelising.

There are plenty of ways to dress up this Mushroom, Lemon & Lentil Salad to make it your own. Why not add some crumbled feta, or even better, fry up some haloumi and place it over the top. Don’t like lentils? Try couscous, quinoa or bulgar wheat. I can attest to the deliciousness of a bulgar wheat version, which I had for lunch the other day, along with some chickpeas added to the mix for a bit of protein.

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Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad - this hearty vegan salad is great for lunches and picnics and can be made ahead of time. It is also gluten free. | Get the recipe at

Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad - this hearty vegan salad is great for lunches and picnics and can be made ahead of time. It is also gluten free. | Get the recipe at

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21 Comments on "Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad"

July 21, 2015

Do you have any idea what the calorie count is per serving? This looks amazing and I am making it tonight! A breakdown of calories would be super helpful if you know.

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June 3, 2015

I love the recipe… but the ads on this page are borderline obnoxious. One of them was a 30-second video ad I couldn’t stop (despite being given the option to) and was locked into the comment section being forced to watch it until it was over, at which point I was finally able scroll up and see the recipe. I understand using ads to generate revenue but that was just annoying.

Thanks for letting me know about this! And I’m sorry it caused you frustration. I’ve reported this issue to my ad network as frankly it shouldn’t happen at all.

Can I ask, do you remember what the ad was for, this will help my ad network to identify and remove the offending ad?

May 17, 2015

Where can I see the actual recipe? I’m not sure where is it. Thanks

December 28, 2014

I love the combination of ingredients, healthy and delicious! Pinned!

June 30, 2014

I found this on Pinterest recently, and made it tonight with bulgar. It was quite delicious! Thank you!

April 26, 2014

This recipe looks and sounds mouth watering I can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

April 17, 2014

what is rocket??

March 12, 2014

this looks amazing! quick question, can i sub regular lentils for french ones? I’m thinking it might get a bit mushy from what i’ve heard of the difference between regular and french lentils, but those are the ones i have on hand. anyone tried it?

November 17, 2013

What a hearty salad, I love the mushrooms!

November 16, 2013

Ahhh! Mushrooms have never looked so sexy to me.

November 15, 2013

Oh bugger, I bought a kilo of mushies yesterday and I’ll bet I didn’t keep the receipt. :(

This combination of flavours and textures is terrific.

November 15, 2013

ThIs looks so yummy! Does it keep well as leftovers?

November 15, 2013

This looks so good. My daughter has recently become vegetarian and I’ve been a little stuck for ideas on what to cook for her as I get used to her new diet. She loves mushrooms and lentils, as do I, so I’ll be making this for her on the weekend and it will be somethng we can both enjoy. Thank you! Even better that I can win a holiday buying mushrooms to make this too!!

November 15, 2013

A fabulous combo! I’d love to eat that dish.



November 14, 2013

That second close-up shot has me drooling Jen! Love your combination of lemon and mushrooms – it’s great to try mixing new flavours now and again. Oh and halloumi and mushrooms are a heavenly match too, that would definitely be my topper of choice :)