clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon
A bowl of lentil salad with celery and fennel.

Lentil Salad with Shaved Celery and Fennel

  • Author: Laurel
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan


Lentil Salad with Shaved Celery and Fennel is a bright and flavorful! Chewy lentils paired with crisp shaved vegetables add texture while the tangy vinaigrette brings this salad together.



For the salad:

  • 1 cup dry French green lentils, rinsed
  • 2 cups shaved celery, about 10 small stalks
  • 1 cup shaved fennel, about 1/2 to 1 medium bulb

For the dressing:

  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 6 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat a large pot of water, about 5 cups, on the stove. Once the water is boiling, add in a BIG pinch of salt and the lentils. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the lentils are tender. Drain the lentils well.
  2. Add all the dressing ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the cooked lentils, shaved celery and fennel to the bowl with the dressing. Toss and serve!


The best way to shave the vegetables is with a mandolin. You can also slice them very thinly with a sharp knife, but the mandolin is easier and quicker.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 383
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 675
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Cholesterol: omg

Keywords: olive oil, lemon, vegan, gluten free, 30 minute, french green lentils, easy,