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French lentil salad with grilled tofu and Dijon dressing

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Get ready to delight your taste buds with this irresistible French lentil salad! Packed with protein and bursting with flavors, this refreshing dish features grilled tofu, tangy Dijon dressing, and a medley of vibrant vegetables. It's a wholesome and satisfying choice that will keep you energized and nourished throughout the day.

Serving suggestions/tips:

Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature for optimal enjoyment.

Garnish with additional fresh herbs like mint or basil for added freshness.

Accompany the salad with a side of mixed greens or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.



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For the salad:

  • 1 cup French lentils

  • 8 ounces firm tofu

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced

  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Dijon dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the lentils according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool.

  2. While the lentils are cooking, prepare the tofu. Press the tofu between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Cut it into small cubes or slices. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill over medium heat. Cook the tofu for about 4-5 minutes per side, until it develops grill marks and becomes slightly crispy. Remove from heat and set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the cooled lentils, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and chopped parsley. Toss gently to mix.

  5. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper until well combined.

  6. Pour the dressing over the lentil salad and toss to coat evenly.

  7. Divide the salad into two servings and top each portion with the grilled tofu.


average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes, recipe ratings

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