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Mexican Style Lentil Detox Salad. The perfect way to cook lentils and to make the perfect detox salad with a Mexican twist drizzled with an AMAZIG guacamole dressing! Vegan and gluten free. www.twopurplefigs.com

Mexican Style Lentil Detox Salad (Vegan)

This Mexican-Style Detox Salad with mangoes, cabbage, kale and apple slices is just what the doctor ordered! Serve this easy Mexico-inspired salad with my Green Goddess Guacamole Dressing for a healthy, vegan meal.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword healthy Mexican salad, lentil salad, salad with avocado dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 430 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 1 1/2 cups green lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro leaves
  • 1 small mango sliced thinly
  • 1 apple sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup purple cabbage sliced
  • 1 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 2 cups sliced fresh kale (stems removed)

For the Guacamole Dressing:

  • 1 avocado peeled and deseeded
  • 3 scallions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water (use sour cream for a more creamy effect)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)


  1. Start by rinsing your lentils under tap water in a strainer. Make sure the water runs clear before taking them off the strainer.
  2. Add in the rinsed lentils, garlic clove and water in a pot and bring the water to boil, then lower the heat for about 20-30 mins max. until the lentils are tender.
  3. In the meantime, start preparing your fruits and veggies ( substitutions like pears, cucumbers, onions, white cabbage, soybeans, berries, pomegranate, sliced avocados, roast veggies, spinach or salad greens are great!)
  4. Then make the guacamole dressing: Add in all the ingredients in a small food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if you prefer a thinner dressing, adjusting more salt, lime juice if you prefer and garlic!
  5. Assemble the salad and drizzle the guacamole dressing on top.

Recipe Notes

  • This Mexican Style Lentil Detox Salad is all about the lentils—but that’s not to say you can’t go for chickpeas, black beans or white navy beans—or a combo! I really urge you to try the lentils in this Detox Salad!
  • Don't like guacamole? As an alternative dressing,  a simple splash of lime, olive oil, and salt will work great.
  • As another dressing option can use this honey Greek salad dressing .
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Style Lentil Detox Salad (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 480mg21%
Potassium 1259mg36%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 26g108%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 4160IU83%
Vitamin C 74.2mg90%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 6.6mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.