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.

Greek Lentil Salad! This healthy, vegetable packed salad is so delicious! Lentils, Quinoa, Veggies in a tangy lemon dressing. Vegan & Gluten-Free.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat, keep the lid on and let sit another 2-3 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside.