Lentil Salad With Feta Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

a delicious and refreshing lentil salad. Add fresh mint if you can find some.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cook lentils according to directions on bag, until tender (but not mushy).
  2. remove from heat and let cool at room temperature.
  3. Chop up all the vegetables, and crumble the feta.
  4. Combine all the salad ingredients together.
  5. In a small bowl prepare dressing by whisking all the ingredients together.
  6. Pour dressing over salad, mix well and chill for a couple of hours before serving.
Most Helpful

This salad is just excellent. The lentils cooked more quickly than I expected so they were a bit softer than I would have preferred but no harm. The salad was still beautifully textured and deliciously seasoned. I used evelyn/athens' zaatar Za'atar since this recipe only calls for 1/2 tsp and I wanted to avoid spending money on a jar of seasoning that was going to lose its potency in a couple of months. The instructions don't mention the addition of the salt and bay leaf so I assumed they were to be added to the boiling lentils. Dh wants to make sure I tell everyone that the salad makes an excellent filling for tortillas warmed in the microwave. Any recipe that gets Dh to relish lentils is definitely a keeper. Thanks, Mizzy.

sugarpea October 03, 2004

very good recipe to work with. i put in diced yellow pepper, green onion, cucumber and tomato. I also threw in some leftover orzo and fresh thyme. yummy. Thanks!

aspiringourmet June 17, 2006

Fantastic recipe. I increased the feta because I love it so much. This gets even better after one or two days in the fridge. I've had it for lunch and as a side to a couple meals now. Definitely include the mint. It adds a lot to this salad.

Sackville June 03, 2006