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#MeatlessMonday: 5 Ingredient Lentil Salad


Every now and then you come across something that you can’t stop eating– something so good and unique that after you have it once or twice, you tell everyone you know.  It’s a domino effect of deliciousness that slowly spirals out of control until you find yourself eating this new craving by the spoonfuls. I eat this quick and easy 5 ingredient lentil salad by the box full.  

When I first tasted this lentil salad, the abundance of flavor had me convinced that it contained a ton of ingredients. I was thinking something red like tomato or roasted pepper, and I swore there was also some type of Italian dressing. The first bite brought me to the realization that although I can live without lentils, I can’t live without having this lentil salad.

Let’s be honest, no one really has time to pick through and cook lentils, so don’t feel guilty about buying pre-cooked ones from your local supermarket.  With the time you save by using pre-cooked lentils, you’ll have all the more time to enjoy this tangy lentil salad, scooped onto a pita chip or served as a side dish with your next entrée.  

Bonus: you can make this recipe for $20 or less. 

Lentil Salad Recipe


1 package cooked lentils
1 container Mediterranean style crumbled feta cheese
1 small onion, minced
juice of 1 whole lemon
1/4 cup olive oil


Mix together and enjoy with pita chips or as its own side dish.

Note: Make 1 day in advance to allow the lemon juice to “cook” the raw onions. 


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