Harissa-Honey Lentil Salad with Almonds

4 Servings

40 minutes

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Lentils du Puy are a French variety with a speckled green color and a firm, nutty texture even when fully cooked. In this recipe we dress Puy lentils, carrots and tangy-sweet raisins (or chopped dried apricots) with a harissa- and honey-spiked lemon vinaigrette. The lentils require about 20 minutes of simmering; use that time to prep the other ingredients for the salad. Served at room temperature or even lightly chilled, this is a great side to roasted or grilled meats of any sort, but also makes a terrific light vegetarian main.




Don’t allow the lentils to cool completely before tossing them in the dressing. If dressed when warm, the lentils will absorb some of the seasonings so they’re flavorful inside and out.

40 minutes


  • 1
    cup lentils du Puy, rinsed and drained
    Kosher salt and ground black pepper


Liza T.
January 4, 2023
Made this recipe it was easy to make and taste was superior.
Jon S.
February 6, 2023
Easy and Yummy
As we all know, raisins are evil, so I went with the apricot option. With that squared away, we enjoyed a lovely, fast, and healthy salad.
Barry M.
January 14, 2023
Confusing recipe
Are the carrots uncooked? The wording of the recipe is confusing.
Rita G.
December 13, 2022
directions do not apply to ingredient list
the directions for this recipe HARISSA-HONEY LENTIL SALAD WITH ALMONDS - appear to be for another recipe. I want to make the salad. Please correct. thanks.
David F.
January 17, 2023
Very tasty
This is one of my favorite recipes on milk Street. It's very satisfying. And interesting food. And yes, the carrots are raw and add a nice crunch to the dish