Greek lentil salad dish
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Greek lentil salad

A hearty salad bursting with flavour. The high fibre and low glycemic index of lentils helps prevent blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal, which makes them a great choice for people with diabetes. Make lentils a regular on your weekly menu with this tasty Greek lentil salad.

Calorie Smart 
Carb Smart 
Vegetarian

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10 servings 
10 minutes (prep: 10 mins / cook: 0 mins)

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10 minutes

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Carbohydrates

15 g/serving

Ingredients

  • 1 19 oz can (540 mL) lentils, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup (125 mL) Kalamata olives (optional)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) onion, chopped
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup (125 mL) green peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cucumber, diced
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) canola oil
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano

 

  • Calories 133
  • Carbs 15 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Fibre 3 g

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine lentils, olives, onion, tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber, feta cheese and parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk canola oil, lemon juice and oregano together.
  3. Add dressing and parsley to lentil mixture and toss to coat.

This salad can be eaten right away or prepared a day in advance. For a quick marinade, cover the dressed salad and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Per serving (3/4 cup)

  • Calories 133
  • Protein 6 g
  • Total fat 6 g
    • Saturated fat 1 g
    • Cholesterol 4 mg
  • Carbohydrates 15 g
    • Fibre 3 g
    • Sugars 2 g
    • Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 112 mg
  • Potassium 130 mg

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