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Warm Lentil Salad

A warm, aromatic, lentil and butter pea salad, also perfect as a side!

Warm Lentil Salad With Tony's Pizza

It’s no secret, most of us tend to eat with our eyes.
Every little glimpse I get of gooey chocolate or succulent sides or melty cheese has me reeling from that zing in the back of my throat, right at my jawline, as my salivary glands ping into over production!
Eating with my eyes can be exhausting for my salivary glands so I keep hoping a scratch and taste laptop or screen is invented soon!

Lentil Butter Peas Sesame Salad

And, as bad as my eatwithmyeyesitis is, 16 year old’s seem to have it worse!

My daughter and her friends had their last day of school last Thursday and we are in official summer-break mode here in Georgia! In years past, about 2 weeks after the start of summer, my daughter would begin to miss her friends and school. But, this year, she started missing them the weekend after!


As a couple of her friends are seniors who she won’t be seeing around school next year, she wanted to have a few of them over for a simple pizza get together. So, I headed over to my neighborhood Walmart and picked up a couple of TONY’S® Pizzas and some other supplies for their get together. Tony’s® Pizza’s are now 30% larger which means there’s plenty of that authentic pizzeria taste to satisfy this group of always-hungry teenagers!

New 20oz Tony's Supreme Pizza-@Walmart-ggnoads

As these pizzas baked, the smell of the Italian-Style Herbed sauce had these girls gather around my kitchen island. The whole time they giggled and talked, I kept seeing them glancing at the oven timer and peering into the oven – like Taylor Kitsch was in it!

As they waited, I even managed to get them to sample some of this warm lentil salad – even though one of them said that it just didn’t look appetizing, though it smelled good! Yes – we definitely do eat with out eyes! But, after a taste, they started ladling spoonfuls onto their plates, and, before long – this salad was history!

Tony's Pizza Supreme ggnoads

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Warm Lentil Salad

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Shashi
A warm, aromatic, lentil and butter pea salad, also perfect as a side!


  • 3/4 cup lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen butter peas
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Cilantro black and white sesame seeds to garnish


  • Cook the lentils in the water for 12-14 minutes over a medium flame
  • Meanwhile, chop the garlic, onion, ginger finely and roughly chop the spinach and tomatoes
  • Saute the garlic, onion, and ginger in a pan with the olive oil till onion is translucent – about 10 – 12 minutes
  • Add butter peas and saute
  • Then add the cooked lentils, cumin, oregano, spinach and tomatoes salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro and serve warm


Serving: 1g | Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 238mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 10g
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  1. I would love a big bowl of your warm lentil salad for lunch, it looks so delicious and love the fresh coriander. I love the crunch of veggies with the soft and warm lentils. I would also love to have a normal boxed pizza available in HK. It is so not cool to be putting corn and seafood on your pizza, even if they think so here. Have a super week!

    1. Thanks Bobbie – but, now I am intrigued – corn and seafood – together on pizza??? I don’t think I’ve ever tried that – ever…

    1. And here I was thinking this was one unappealing salad – looks wise at least – Thanks so much Nazneen for telling me otherwise! xx

  2. Yay! You’re wonderful! I have a couple bags of lentils that I’ve been trying to figure out something to make for–this would be perfect! :]

  3. What a delicious combination, Shashi! That warm lentil salad could be dinner on its own, but then put it with a slice of pizza and I’m set. Now if only we could figure out how to have adult summer vacations, right? 😉 I hope you and the fam had an awesome long weekend!

    1. Thanks David – I managed to sneak me a spoonful of that salad and I slathered it on top of my slice of pizza and yum! David, the only way I can think of having an adult summer break is if we all went and worked for the school system! Hey – didn’t you teach Latin at one time?? They are always looking for high school Latin teachers in GA….

  4. Okay well I have to admit, the pizza does look very delicious but I love the idea of a lentil side salad! It would be a lot more filling that a regular leafy salad meaning less pizza binging LOL either way looks refreshing a great for summer!

  5. Great things happening on here Shashi! I love lentils and often incorporating it in salads. It’s a bit sweltering outside to have a warm version right now, but I’ll definitely opt for the salad (although I do like be pizza as well) 🙂

  6. haha a scratch and taste laptop! Now that would be something!!! This salad sounds wonderful – I love anything with lentils!!

  7. Not going to lie, I’m still a little crnky you didn’t invite me. That just means in July, you’ll make a Freekah cake out of Sunny D.

    Gross, please don’t.

    Love how you paired this with a lentil salad though- Smart cookie.

  8. It’s so true that we do eat with our eyes and as soon as I saw this colourful salad I knew I wanted to make it! I do love to eat salads but at this time of year, warm salads are best xx

  9. So fun! Glad they loved this salad 🙂 I adore lentils and this delicious salad would be disappear quickly around here too. It sounds fantastic with the pizza!

  10. Red lentils are the best! Again a very cool combo of ingredients. Will keep that in mind for my recent salad in a jar sessions! thanks 🙂

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