Mediterranean Lentil Salad
We are huge lovers of lentils in this house. As a matter of fact we had a gorgeous Slow Cooker Lentil Soup last night for dinner. We put lentils in mains, sides, salads and soups and love them in all our dishes. We use green lentils, black lentils, brown lentils and red lentils and mix them with lots of wonderful veggies just like in this Mediterranean Lentil Salad. I have been working with Half Your Plate to create wonderful lentil recipes for them. Did you know how easy and versatile lentils really are? Let me take you on a little lentil journey.
The lentil is an edible pulse. Pulses are the edible seeds of the legume family. Lentils grow on a bushy annual plant and are the seeds in the pods on the plant. Canada is one of the top producers of lentils. So we have them in abundance right here in our country.
Lentils are high in fibre and complex carbohydrates but are low in calories and fat. They are naturally gluten free and high in protein! Also, they are an excellent source of potassium, folate, iron and manganese. But besides all of this, lentils taste great! Green or brown lentils have a nutty/peppery taste and stay firm so they work perfectly in a salad like the one we have today.
Fresh wonderful veggies with a tangy dressing marry gorgeously with the lentils and feta to give you a salad that is perfect for any time of year. This can be a meal on it’s own or a gorgeous side to many entrees. For this recipe and many, many more come over to Half Your Plate.
Comments & Reviews
This looks delicious! I can imagine us having it with a slice or two of left-over turkey on the side
Tara Noland says
It would be perfect after all the over indulging, enjoy!!!
Robin Masshole Mommy says
Yum, that sounds like a wonderful salad. I am looking forward to making one for myself.
This looks delicious. I have not done too much with lentils, but will definitely give this a try.
I’m always looking for fun ways to use lentils. Going to keep this salad in mind!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
Mmm, I love any salad that has lentils in it. This one looks stellar.
This looks so good and fresh. I love incorporating fresh ingredients to make salads that are unique.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks so good! Lentils are so full of protein and good carbs. I’d love to try this.
I’ve never had lentils before. I’m definitely excited to try this!
I just hired a personal trainer to help me lose this weight I have been struggling with. My other big move than real heavy working out and working out on my won, is diet. This is great and what my trainer wants me to eat.
I am always looking for new recipes to try. Mediterranean Lentil Salad looks so delicious and easy to make.
Claudia Krusch says
Mediterranean Lentil Salad is a delicious and healthy recipe. My recipe is close to this one. I wil have to get the ingredients I need to try this recipe for the Holidays.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I do not usually eat Lentils. This Mediterranean Lentil Salad looks so delicious I can not wait to give this recipe a try. I bet it will be a hit with my Family.
Yum! This would go great as a side dish with ham or even as lunch!
Jocelyn Cañasa Brown says
Ya know, I have never actually had lentil salad before. It looks so good, I cannot wait to try it.
Oh my goodness, that sounds delish! I love all of the beautiful colors, looks like great fresh flavor!
What a delicious and nutritious recipe this looks like I love feta cheese and lentil but had never thought of putting them together as a salad. Looking forward to trying this dish.
This looks amazing! I love the variety of colors too. I have got to try this! I’m always looking for new salads to try out.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
Oh wow! This is so flavorful! I love all the veggies you added in there! I can’t wait to try this!
This looks so delicious! I just love Mediterranean food!