nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 228
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Cholesterol: 8 mg
  • Sodium: 116 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 4 g

Greek Lentil Salad

Greek Lentil Salad

Serves 4

Try this salad as a take-along lunch or a light dinner. Unlike most dried beans, lentils don’t need to be soaked before cooking, but they still offer all the same protein and fiber benefits.
  • 1 cup French green lentils, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ small onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped (¼ cup)
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 small cucumber, diced (1 cup)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (1 cup)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

1. Place lentils, onion, bay leaves, and 6 cups water in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 25 to 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender. Drain, remove onion and bay leaves, and cool.

2. Stir together shallot and lemon juice in large bowl. Add lentils, cucumber, tomatoes, mint, and oil; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Chill 1 hour, or overnight. Serve topped with feta.

June 2011 p.61

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Faby - 2014-04-17 04:42:18

Lets try it

Sandu - 2014-03-03 03:13:03

Next WK

Rolanda Bynum - 2014-01-13 23:33:46

Children ate this without any complaints!

Sue Clewer - 2013-10-08 08:55:13


Sharon Smith - 2013-10-07 18:14:14

do I need to combine this with a grain to get complete protein?

ginhu - 2013-10-07 12:16:32

It certainly is bland as the other comments state. I added a small amount if raspberry walnut viniagarette, but it still could use some kick. Definitely a quick n light dish tho

HD - 2013-08-29 09:41:18

I am a dork and forgot the lentils at the store but I used chickpeas and it still turned out very well! The mint just gives it a very light refreshing taste. I added some fresh ground pepper and kalamata olives.

Jessica Morang - 2013-03-29 06:20:50

I made the mistake and used regular green lentil. It was missing a bit of punch to It. Does the French lentil taste much diff?

Jolyane - 2012-05-27 20:57:20

Also be sure to drain the lentils really well, leave them for a time in the colander.

Victoria bergesen - 2012-05-04 19:32:00

This is very good, but be sure not to overcook the lentils. I used ordinary lentils, not having access to French ones.

Victoria bergesen - 2012-05-04 19:30:28

Will other types of lentils work as well?

Sandy - 2011-10-11 06:13:25

I've been making a version of this for 3 years. My dressing is: olive oil, redwine vinegar or balsamic, 3 tbl fresh lime juice, 1 teas cumin, paprika, sea salt & pepper and some fresh crushed red pepper flakes to taste. add to cooked french green lentil with fresh chopped cucumber or zucchini, red pepper, tomatoes, (what ever veggies you like) tons of fresh chopped cilantro and lastly cubed avocados. It is amazingly delicious!

Jennifer - 2011-09-22 03:06:20

I make this without the cheese and love it! You definitely need to use French green lentils.

Tamelyn - 2011-09-12 21:12:37