Recipe-38-The Best Greek Lentil Salad
Are you looking for a delicious, healthy dish that's sure to please everyone at your next dinner party? Look no further than the classic Greek Lentil Salad! This salad is packed with nutrition and full of amazing flavors. Not only is it low in fat and high in plant-based protein, but it's also one of the simplest dishes to make - all you need are some commonly found ingredients and just a few minutes in the kitchen to whip up this tasty treat. Whether you're hosting a casual weeknight dinner or an extravagant festival celebration, our flavorful Greek Lentil Salad will be met with lots of praise from all your guests!
¾ cup lentils
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- ½ medium-sized onion
- ½ medium-sized cucumber
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for brushing the bread –optional)
- ½ lemon
Salt and crushed pink pepper to taste (swap pink pepper for black if needed)
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the lentils for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- In the meantime dice the tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers. Roughly chop the parsley.
Mix the olive oil with the lemon juice to make a simple vinaigrette dressing.
In a large salad bowl mix the cooked lentils with the tomatoes, onions, parsley, and cucumber. Season with salt and pepper.
Drizzle with the olive oil vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly.
- If you are using cheese, crumble on top of the salad.