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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Ann Arbor, MI!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Simple and Fast Lentil and Feta Salad

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Alright guys, this is what I like to call my emergency, super-fast, there’s-nothing-in-the-fridge-to-eat dinner. This weekend I literally had like 20 minutes to come up with a dish for dinner, and this is what I made!

I looked in our fridge and we had: cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, parsley, steamed lentils, feta cheese, peppers, and corn.

So I decided that everything in our fridge was going into a salad!

Full disclosure: I took these pictures before I added all of the ingredients in, because that’s how haphazard my cooking process was this weekend 🙂

So you won’t see the corn or the feta here, but it was part of our salad and I’d highly recommend adding it in because it tasted delicious!

This is so easy to make, it literally takes 20 minutes. It’s kid friendly and crowd friendly too – everyone loved this salad including Layla, who had leftovers the next day for dinner too!

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Simple and Fast Lentil and Feta Salad

This is so easy to make, it literally takes 20 minutes. It’s kid friendly and crowd friendly too – everyone loved this salad including Layla, who had leftovers the next day for dinner too!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 110.5kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz package steamed lentils like the kind from Trader Joe's
  • 1 english cucumber diced
  • 1 box of grape tomatoes sliced thin
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh or steamed corn
  • 1/2 red or yellow pepper diced (you could use the whole pepper if you want too!)
  • 4 oz Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • Lemon juice salt and pepper to taste (use these liberally to get the flavor you want in the salad!)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Toss and season to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 110.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Sodium: 365.7mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 1.8g

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4 responses to “Simple and Fast Lentil and Feta Salad”

  1. Loved your thought on coming up with fridge leftovers!
    I am impressed by your yummy vegetarian cooking and your photos are beautiful too!

    • Thank you so much Sara! I absolutely love eating this salad as leftovers because the ingredients have time to marinate in the dressing so the salad ends up being even more flavorful the next day!

  2. Hi Anjali,

    First time visitor here. But I already fell in love with what you have here!

    Thank you for sharing this easy healty recipe. It is so delicious. I love salad. This will definitely be on my to-try list in the near future. . Thanks for sharing it with us ?

    Jennifer

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