Lentil and Feta Salad

Lentil and Feta Salad

This lentil salad is a winner in so many ways. It takes a little bit of effort to chop all of those fresh veggies and herbs, but once you’re done, you’ve got enough food for a week’s worth of meals.

Eat it in winter, spring, summer, or fall. It’s a good vegetarian source of protein and fiber and has only 221 calories per serving.

Tip: Don’t know how to cook lentils? Learn how.

lentil salad recipe
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Lentil and Feta Salad

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 6 Servings, about 1½ cups each
Calories 221 kcal
Author BODi


  • cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried thyme (or 1½ tsp. chopped fresh thyme)
  • sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 3 cups cooked lentils
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 medium cucumber finely chopped
  • 3 medium celery stalks finely chopped
  • 2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium red bell pepper finely chopped
  • ¾ medium red onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup cup fresh mint leaves chopped


  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, and thyme in a small bowl; whisk to blend.

  2. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Set aside.

  3. Combine lentils, cheese, cucumber, celery, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, parsley, and mint in a large bowl; mix well.

  4. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to blend. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour (and up to 12 hours).

  5. You can eat it after an hour, but the next day is the best!

Nutrition Facts
Lentil and Feta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 213mg9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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