Green Lentils Salad with Smoked Trout

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The green lentils du Puy are from Le Puy En Velay, a volcanic region located in South-East of Auvergne (France). These green lentils have been cultivated for 2000 years. The particularity of this lentils is a thin skin and they cook quickly.

Serves 2


  • 200g green lentils (lentils du Puy)
  • 200g of smoked trout
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 large tablespoon of whole grain mustard (for me Maille)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Fresh dill leaves
  • Water



  1. Rinse with cold water the lentils (no need to soak the green lentils).
  2. In a large pan on a medium heat, cook the lentils in 3 times their volume of cold water.
  3. Cook the lentils for 20/25 minutes.
  4. When the lentils are tender, remove from the stove.
  5. Transfer the lentils to a colander.
  6. In a small bowl add the juice of 1 lemon and 1 large tablespoon of whole grain mustard.
  7. Add the salt and the black pepper (into the small bowl).
  8. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  9. Cut in small pieces the smoked trout.
  10. In a serving bowl add the lentils.
  11. Add on the top the smoked trout, drizzle with the dressing sauce and finally add some fresh dill leaves.

The salad is extremely tender and the dill leaves enhance the taste of the smoked trout.

PS: When I was young I hated eating lentils (any and all kinds of lentils) but slowly with my mother’s continuous encouragement (she loved cooking lentils), I ended up loving lentils in salad or with soup:)

Bonne dégustation!

30 Comments Add yours

  1. I love smoked trout, have used it frequently as a canape but this is a new idea and I love it. How delicious, the lentils with the smoky flavor of the trout. I make a lentil soup with smoked sausage, very similar flavor profile I think but your’s is much healthier with the fish.

    1. Thank you so much Suzanne 🙂 I use smoked trout with avocado salad, very tasty too. Lemon juice and mustard give a fresh taste to this salad.

  2. I love trout and lentils! This looks really good!

  3. Ginger says:

    I love lentils, especially the Puy ones! Thanks for reminding me of their lovely taste – never had them with fish!

    1. Thank you Ginger 🙂 I agree with you lentils du Puy are very good and tasty. I used smoked trout for this recipe but you can use smoked salmon too.

  4. Lori says:

    Another creative dish Linda!

    1. Thank you very much Lori and have a great day 🙂

  5. Baby June says:

    Mmm that sounds great! I love lentils, this sounds like a great use 🙂

    1. Thank you very much 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Anjana 🙂

  6. Looks really healthy and filling Linda!! Love it! 😘

    1. Thank you Farianti 🙂 It is a very nice salad and no oil into the sauce 😉 xx

  7. platedujour says:

    This salad looks so yummy Linda. We love lentils, and I actually brought some from the Syracusa food market 🙂 so I will be making them soon. Lovely picture of the lentils by the way 😀

    1. Thank you so much Marta 🙂 How much food have you brought from Sicily 😀 Btw, I bought my baking form at Lakeland (uk company).

  8. Amanda says:

    What a delicious and healthy meal. Puy are so delicious and the addition of the trout is prefect for adding smoky flavor and protein. Yum. I’m also a huge fan of dill and mustard. I might even throw capers into that too. Great dish.

    1. Thank you so much, Amanda 🙂 This is a very healthy and light salad, I like your idea to add capers; capers and dill sounds perfect.

  9. Will try this for sure! love smoked trout

    1. Thank you Debbie 🙂 This is a nice salad, I hope you will like it.

  10. sabine says:

    I love lentils salad, and your version is an especially delicate one, Linda!

    1. Thank you very much Sabine 🙂

  11. Nancy says:

    Delicious looking as always, Linda…love lentils!

    1. Thank you so much Nancy 🙂 This recipe is very simple and so fresh.

  12. Sabrina says:

    Hi Linda, this receipe looks amazing will try on hemant. You know he loves your food. He likes different salads. Looks very yum. 🙂

    1. Hi Sabrina, you made my day with this kind comment. I love your food too. This salad is very healthy do let me know how it turns out. Have a great day xx

  13. That looks like real comfort food Linda! Love the flavors! Yes please 😀

    1. Oh yes, Naina, I agree with you. I love the flavors too. Have a nice day 🙂

  14. toozesty says:

    This looks lovely. They’re all simple ingredients but used in a different way. I love smoked fish and fresh dill!

    1. Thank you very much 🙂 Simple and healthy, fresh dill and the smoked trout bring a nice flavor to this salad.

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