Red Lentil and Olive Salad with Feta Mint Dressing
The combo of lentils and yogurt make this a protein-packed recipe.
- 1 cup red lentils (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 cup water
- 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
- Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
Yogurt Feta Dressing:
- 4 ounces feta cheese
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Stonyfield)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- Combine the lentils and bay leaf. Place in a medium size pot and add 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Make sure to keep lentils covered with water during cooking; if water level is low, add additional water and reduce the cooking temperature.
- Drain the water and pull out the bay leaf. Add chopped olives and tomato halves and refrigerate until cold.
- While the lentils are chilling make the dressing. Combine dressing ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth, season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over lentils
- When ready, top with dressing and serve.
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