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A small plate piled high with lentil chickpea salad.

Lentil Chickpea Salad with a Lemon-Mustard Dressing

A hearty, filling dish with a zingy, tangy flavour, this lentil chickpea salad with a lemon-mustard dressing requires no cooking at all and takes just 10 minutes to prepare. It’s crammed with healthy protein, thanks to the legume duo, and contains loads of other nutrient-bursting ingredients to boost your health.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
  • ½ cup chickpeas cooked and drained
  • ½ cup lentils cooked and drained
  • ½ lemon zest and juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • teaspoon salt


  • Cut the tomatoes into quarters and place in a large salad bowl.
  • Finely chop the onion, garlic and coriander and add them to the salad bowl with the chickpeas, lentils and lemon zest. Use salad spoons to toss everything together.
  • To make the dressing, combine the lemon juice, cumin, olive oil, mustard and salt in a small container with a lid. Pop the lid on the container and thoroughly shake to ensure all the dressing ingredients are properly combined. 
  • Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve.
Keyword Lentil Chickpea Salad Recipe