Greek Lentil Salad

Greek Lentil Salad! This healthy, vegetable packed salad is so delicious! Lentils, Quinoa, Veggies in a tangy lemon dressing. Vegan & Gluten-Free.
I’m here to prove that salads can be main meals, especially when they are as delicious as this one. Salty olives, juicy tomatoes, crunchy raw zucchini, and crisp red onion just for starters. Because when I make a salad into a meal, I want as many textures as possible.

greek lentil salad

  • 1/2 cup French (du Puy) lentils
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 small/medium zucchini or 1 large, cubed
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives, halved and pitted
  • 4 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • Rinse and drain the lentils. Place in a saucepan and cover by 2 inches with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer 20-25 minutes until tender. Strain and set aside.
  • While the lentils are cooking, make the quinoa. Place quinoa in a small sauce pot with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, keep the lid on and let sit another 2-3 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  • Once the lentils and quinoa have cooled, place in a bowl with the tomatoes, zucchini, red onion and olives.
  • Whisk together the oregano, salt, ground pepper, lemon juice and olive oil. Toss with salad.