Sesame Ginger Marinated Lentils & Green Bean Salad –

Sesame Ginger Marinated Lentils & Green Bean Salad

  By lentilsorg  ,   

July 17, 2015

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  • Prep: 15 Minutes
  • Cook: 35 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes

    35 Minutes

    50 Minutes

  • Yields: 4


  1. BRING 2½ cups (625 mL) of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the lentils and cook for 35-40 minutes, until almost tender. Cut the beans into 1-inch (2.5 cm) lengths; add them to the lentils. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes, until the lentils are tender and the green beans are tender-crisp.
  2. DRAIN well in a colander and transfer to a shallow serving bowl. Add the onion. In a small bowl or jar, whisk or shake together the canola oil, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic, and ginger; drizzle over the lentils and beans and toss to combine.
  3. SERVE over greens or arugula, and sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving.


1/2 cup (125 mL) green, French green, or black (Beluga) lentils

1 lb (500 grams) fresh green beans, washed and trimmed

1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped red onion

3 cups (750 mL) spring greens or arugula


2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

2 Tbsp (30 mL) orange juice

2 Tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar

1 Tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce

1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil

1 tsp (5 mL) honey

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp (5 mL) grated fresh ginger

1 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds, toasted, for garnish


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup (250 mL)
Sodium300 mg
Potassium421 mg
Protein6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar7 g
Total Fat10 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Carbohydrates18 g
Dietary Fiber5 g