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This Mediterranean lentil salad is easy and healthy! It's full of vegetables and plenty of feta. You'll love the tangy vinaigrette dressing. This salad is perfect for a summer lunch!

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

This Mediterranean lentil salad recipe makes a tasty and light meal or side salad. It's simple to throw together and filled with fresh veggies and Greek flavors.

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Greek lentil salad, healthy lentil salad, Mediterranean lentil salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Natasha Bull


  • 3/4 cup green lentils rinsed
  • 3 Persian (mini) cucumbers or 1/2 English cucumber sliced
  • Large handful little tomatoes (grape, cherry, etc.) cut into halves
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion chopped
  • Handful kalamata olives pitted
  • 3.5 ounces cubed feta (I buy the kind packed in oil & herbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the lentils and add them to a medium pot along with the 2 cups of water over medium-high heat. Bring to a rapid simmer then reduce the heat so it gently simmers for 30-40 minutes or until the lentils are cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the other ingredients and add them to a medium salad bowl. 
  3. Once the lentils are done (they shouldn't be mushy, but they shouldn't be too firm either), drain them and rinse with cool water and then drain them again and add them to the salad bowl. 
  4. Add the dried oregano, red wine vinegar, and olive oil to the salad (you may need to add more depending on your taste preferences). Add salt & pepper to taste - I am pretty generous since I do not salt the lentils prior to cooking them. Toss the salad.
  5. Serve immediately or chill first. Salad will keep for a few days in the fridge. 

Recipe Notes

  • It's best not to salt the lentils until after they're cooked. Keep this in mind and don't forget to give the salad plenty of salt for flavor. 
  • Serves 4-6 depending on how much people eat.