A perfect recipe for lunch, picnics and cookouts. Tender lentils paired with crunchy grapes, tangy feta and delicious black olives!
This recipe is a modified version of a recipe presented at FNCE from the California Table Grape Commission. And of course what attracted me initially were the Greek ingredients used, namely feta and kalamata olives (or olives Kalamon as we say here in Greece). The second reason it attracted me is because it includes lentils. And while in Greece Greek lentil soup is often a favorite among Greek kids, this is a nice alternative, especially for when the weather is not cold.
I changed the amounts and changed some ingredients using vinegar rather than lemon juice and adding a bit more olive oil (I’m Greek right?) than the original recipe.
This is great for lunch or dinner, or even to serve for dinner as a side salad. It is a good source of protein, fiber and antioxidants from the grapes and the lentils.
Lentil and Grape Salad with Feta and Greek Olives
- 3 cups cooked lentils
- 2-2 ½ cups green grapes cut in half
- ¾ cup kalamata olives sliced in rings
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Boil the lentils for about 30-45 minutes until soft but not mushy (add a bay leaf in the water). Strain and set aside in a large bowl.
- Add the olives, grapes and mix gently.
- Mix the olive oil with the balsamic vinegar and pepper and add to the salad.
- Sprinkle the feta and mix.
Photo by Elena Paravantes
I bet this would work well using leftover Fakes soup, with most of the liquid strained out. Your Fakes recipe has become a staple in our house.
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Hi, Well I haven’t made the recipe yet, but I have all the ingredients on hand. I’m 71 years old and single and have been wanting to make a change in my diet. Your site is my first find tonight in that direction.
This salad has become a huge hit in my norwegian household. So easy, and so good. Thank you!
You are welcome! Thanks Ylva!
Εξαιρετική σαλάτα Ελενα.
Ποτέ δεν θα φανταζόμουν τα σταφύλια με τις φακές παρέα.
Πολύ ενδιαφέρον πάντρεμα. Και πολύ υγιεινή θα έλεγα.
Ωραίο να βγαίνεις στο εξωτερικό και να βλέπεις να χρησιμοποιούν τα ελληνικά προιόντα.
Καλή εβδομάδα 🙂
Σε ευχαριστώ Μάριον! Όντως είναι ταιριαστά τα υλικά.