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.

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. Get the healthy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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.

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. Get the healthy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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.

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Recipe

Lentil Salad Recipe with Feta, Lemon and Parsley

4.48 from 19 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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.
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Ingredients 

  • 1 ¾ cups green lentils, rinsed and any debris removed (or French lentils)
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey, more to taste
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped into bite-sized pieces (see note)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • In a medium saucepan, add lentils, ½ teaspoon salt, and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a rapid simmer. Cook for 25 minutes or until tender but not mushy. Don't overcook. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • While the lentils cool, in a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, dijon mustard, and honey.
  • In same bowl, add cucumber, feta, parsley and cooled lentils. Stir ingredients to combine and coat with dressing.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Enjoy immediately or keep covered in fridge for up to 4 days.

Notes

  • English cucumbers are sometimes called greenhouse cucumbers. They have tender skins that are edible and often come wrapped in protective plastic.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 368kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 305mg, Potassium: 693mg, Fiber: 18g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1023IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 178mg, Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Verdict: I love, love, love this salad. I’m obsessed with lentils and any salad that can be a meal AND holds up well to time in the fridge is an instant favorite in my book.
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.
Difficulty: Easy!

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28 Comments

  1. Lay says:

    It’s a nice meal, tastes lovely. Can barely taste the dressing though, it might need a bit more.
    Recipe however is very awkward to follow, the units being in volume rather than weight, hard to log (for calorie counting) or even to know how much to buy, since food content is usually written in weight..

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Thanks for the feedback!

  2. Krisztina says:

    Delicious. Thanks for the recipe! 

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      You’re welcome!

  3. Rhonda O'Donnell says:

    So good! Healthy too! I added minced garlic to the vinaigrette. I also added grape tomatoes, capers, and red onion to the salad. So good!!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      I love your additions! Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment!

  4. C. says:

    Made this for supper tonight and it’s amazing! Used canned lentils since I’m lazy :P Thank you so much!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      So glad you enjoyed it!

    2. alice says:

      5 stars
      delicious and simple! i added more lentils because this makes a lot of dressing, used half a cucumber instead and omitted the parsley because i didn’t have any, but the beauty in this this recipe is that it’s easily altered according to personal taste. you could add so many things, and other herbs like basil would be just as delicious i think! excellent find—i’ll definitely be making this again :)

      1. Rachel Gurk says:

        I’m so happy to hear you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!