Colorful lentil salad

Lentil salad is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve. In many older cultures, lentils and peas symbolize wealth, so the more lentils you eat on New Year’s Eve, the more money you should have in the New Year.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes



250 g champagne lentils

1 green pepper

½ cucumber

1 onion

Apple Cider Vinegar

olive oil

Salt pepper






  1. For this salad, soak the lentils in water and leave for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Place the lentils in a saucepan with the water and cook until soft. The water should cover the lentils well.
  3. Strain the cooked lentils and rinse with cold water.
  4. Marinate the still warm lentils with salt and vinegar and leave to cool.
  5. Finely chop the onion and finely dice the peppers and cucumber. Scatter the onion, peppers and cucumber over the cooled lentils and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Finally, season the lentil salad with pepper and salt.




If the lentils are not soaked beforehand, the cooking time must be increased, this is then around 1 hour.