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French Lentil Salad with Tarragon, Cranberry, and Goat Cheese

This French bistro inspired dish combines savory lentils, sweet cranberries, and rich, creamy-tart imported Goat Cheese tossed in a super-flavorful tarragon vinaigrette. It’s the perfect hearty lunch or side dish to pair with roast chicken, duck, or pork and can be enjoyed warm or chilled.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4


  • 2 cups French lentils cooked according to package directions and well drained
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 4 chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup crumbled imported Goat Cheese more for garnish
  • 2 cups arugula or baby kale

Tarragon Vinaigrette

  • 2 TB champagne or cider vinegar
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1 TB chopped tarragon
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 TB olive oil


  • In a large bowl combine cooked lentils, celery, scallions, cranberries, goat cheese, and arugula. In a small bowl whisk together all Tarragon Vinaigrette ingredients. Pour over lentil mixture and toss to combine. Serve garnished with additional goat cheese.
Keyword Imported goat cheese, lentil salad, vinaigrette