Lentil Salad Recipe with Feta, Lemon and Parsley
Filling, satisfying, and flavorful. This lentil salad recipe with feta, lemon, and parsley is perfect for meal prep days and stores well in the fridge for healthy eating all week.
I’m sure it’s no secret by this point that I’m a major fan of salads that can withstand the test of time in the fridge. At least for 3-4 days. I love prepping them on the weekends or whenever I get a chance and then I have no excuses when it comes to lunch time. If I have a healthy (and delicious) salad waiting for me in the fridge, I’m much less likely to fall off the wagon and….oh….I don’t know, melt some cheese on chips? Or just eat popcorn with tons of butter, you know, my usual.
I think it’s also no secret that I’m trying to lose a little weight, similar to most ladies out there, I’m sure. Good news, I’ve lost 9 pounds so far….hooray! I think seeing the number on the scale gradually (verrrrry gradually) go down is great motivation to keep at it.
Funny side note – as I typed that last line while sitting at a table in the library, my stomach let out a loud growl. Ha. It probably wants popcorn. Or maybe it’s digesting the popcorn I had last night while watching The Bachelor.
About this lentil salad recipe
Anyways, stomach growling aside, this salad is a great one to keep in the fridge. The lentils become more flavorful the longer they sit in the homemade honey, lemon, and dijon dressing, and it’s a filling and satisfying lunch on even the busiest of days.
…and my stomach just growled again. I’m supposed to be here for two more hours. Should’ve brought snacks.
Used in this recipe:
- Green Lentils
- dijon mustard
- olive oil
- large mixing bowl
- pretty bowl for serving (I used a Le Creuset Fruit Bowl)
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Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 22mg Sodium: 307mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 7g Protein: 4g
Husband’s take: Honestly, I think he always gets a little nervous when I pull lentils out of the pantry. But he loved this salad just as much as I did. Maybe more. Probably not though.
Changes I would make: None are necessary, but as always, feel free to make changes based on what you have in the house. I think this salad would be great with some sliced grapes or some fresh bell peppers.