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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


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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.
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
James C.
February 10, 2024
Amazingly Good!
I made this recipe, ate it and made it again three more times. Once the harissa paste is made (and will let you make many more recipes of lentil salad), this recipe is so easy and yet the results tastey, healthy and satisfying.