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Lentil salad in a whole bowl with lemon and parsley in background.

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Julie Harrington, RD
Light, flavorful and packed with good-for-you ingredients like lentils, cucumber, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers, this Mediterranean Lentil Salad is the perfect summer dish. Great for a light lunch or as a side dish paired with your favorite grilled protein.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sides
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 206 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup brown lentils cooked according to package directions
  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Instructions
 

  • Combine lentils, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, pepper, parsley, and feta cheese in large bowl.
  • Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and honey in separate bowl or small mason jar.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Notes

  • Chop veggies into dime-sized pieces or smaller so you can enjoy all the flavors in every bite.
  • This salad is best when prepped 30 minutes or more ahead of time so that the flavors can marinate.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 9gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 204mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6g
Keyword healthy recipe, lentils, Mediterranean diet, salad
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