Take your taste buds to the refreshing flavors of the Mediterranean with every bite of this amazing Greek lentil salad recipe! An absolutely delicious and super healthy Greek style lentil salad with feta cheese and fresh vegetables. Bursting with fresh and vibrant colors and flavours, whether eaten as a snack, side or light vegetarian meal, this super easy feta lentil salad recipe never fails to impress!
If you are looking for a twist to your usual lentil salad, go Greek with this sprightly Greek style lentil salad recipe and taste all the earthy flavours that characterise Greek cuisine in one dish! To prepare this Greek style lentil salad recipe, the lentils are simmered until cooked, then coated with a homemade light olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing. The secret behind this delicious dressing is to flavor it with garlic and sweet paprika and toss it together with sweet roasted peppers, black kalamata olives, onions and juicy tomatoes. Finish off with fresh herbs like mint, parsley or dill and you have a match made in heaven! This Greek lentil salad recipe dressing can also include lemon juice, but I always prefer to go with the classic and beloved Greek combination of brown lentils and red wine vinegar. And the special ingredient that holds everything together is nothing else than some salty, creamy crumbled Greek feta cheese, which is a one of my beloved ingredients in all types of Greek recipes, fried, baked or used as a stuffing. Yum!
Greek lentil salad (fakes salata) in its many variations is a very popular dish in Greece, especially during spring – summer time, when it replaces the classic wintery Greek lentil soup. High in nutritional value, simple to prepare with an exquisite taste, this delicious lentil salad recipe is the best way to promote healthier eating habits for you and your family. Lentils (fakes) are a wonderful source of protein for vegetarians, as, out of all legumes and nuts, contain the third highest level of proteins. High in fiber, iron, vitamins, minerals, folate and magnesium, lentils can help reduce risk of heart disease, increase energy and reduce blood cholesterol. Fiber found in lentils helps promote digestive health and stabilising blood sugar levels. Adding to these, they are still low in calories, as they contain absolutely no fat! So go ahead, treat yourself with no guilt to this amazing superfood!
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