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Lentil Salad with Nectarines and Avocado

Lentil Salad with Nectarines and Avocado


  • 1 1/2 cups dried French lentils
  • 1 large garlic clove, smashed
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 2 nectarines, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced


  1. Place lentils and garlic in a saucepan and add water until covered by at least 3 inches. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer, and cook, covered, until lentils are soft but still hold their shape, about 20 minutes. Drain lentils, discard garlic, and let cool.
  2. Prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine lentils, scallions, nectarines, avocado, and dressing. Toss to combine, and transfer to a serving platter.


  • Recipe provided by chef Katie Lee, author of Endless Summer Cookbook.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 294 kcal cal., 11 g fat (1.5 g sat. fat), 395 mg sodium, 8 g fiber, 13 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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