Lentil Salad with Feta, Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Olives

This Mediterranean lentil salad, with chopped veggies, feta cheese and a light dressing, is perfect to have on hand for a quick lunch.

Lentil Salad with Feta, Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Olives
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 3 cups cooked brown lentils (see Tip)

  • 1 pint multicolored cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 ½ cups chopped English cucumber

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pitted Kalamata olives

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Combine lentils, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, onion, feta and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl; set aside.

  2. Whisk vinegar, shallot, garlic, honey and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil until well combined. Gently stir the dressing into the lentil mixture. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


To cook lentils: Rinse 1 cup dry brown lentils. Place the lentils and 4 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain well and spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate until cool, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
15g Fat
25g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 490IU 10%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Potassium 528mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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