Bring water to boil; stir in bouillon and bay leaf. Dissolve bouillon cube.
Stir in lentils, return to boil.
Boil for one minute, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes or until lentils are al dente.
Drain lentils and rinse with cold water. Remove bay leaf.
Add lentils, garlic, herbs, and vegetables to large mixing bowl and mix together.
Cover with salad dressing and salt and pepper to taste, and mix through.
Enjoy right away, or chill the lentil salad in the refrigerator overnight to let flavors set.