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Mediterranean Lentil Salad Recipe

This Mediterranean lentil salad is a healthy salad that's very easy to make. Loaded with delicious vegetables, this vegetarian salad is perfect for lunch.

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 229 kcal
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup green lentils rinsed
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup olives Green or kalamata
  • 2 Persian cucumbers chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup dill chopped

Lemon oregano dressing

  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Place the lentils in a sauce pan and pour enough water to cover the lentils. Add 1 tsp salt and place the sauce pan over medium heat. Bring it to a rolling boil and cover. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes until the lentils are completely cooked. You know they're cooked when they're easy to chew.

  2. Once the lentils are cooked, drain and discard the excess water and let the lentils cool completely.

  3. In a large bowl mix cooled lentils with red onion, olives, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley and dill.

  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and give it a nice stir to make sure all the ingredients are well combined.

  5. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for a few minutes before serving.

Lemon oregano dressing

  1. In a jar mix lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, sumac, cayenne and salt. Seal the jar and shake it well before using it.

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Recipe Notes

It's best to use jarred olives or olives purchased at the Mediterranean bar of your local supermarket for this recipe. Canned olives don't have as much flavor as marinated ones.