Greek Lentil & Chicken Salad Vinaigrette

Greek Lentil & Chicken Salad Vinaigrette

A simple, no-cook, hearty salad featuring lentils and cooked lean chicken tossed with tomatoes, Feta and an easy home-made Greek-style vinaigrette. The salad is high protein, high fibre and a good source of complex carbohydrates.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:
  • 2 cups (500 mL) lentils, cooked & drained
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken, breast, cooked, diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) red onion, fresh, diced
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cherry or grape tomatoes, red, halved
  • 1 pepper, red, sweet, diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, quartered length-wise, sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) feta cheese, crumbled (about 175 g)
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) oregano, fresh
  • OR
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) parsley, fresh, minced (optional garnish)
  1. Rinse the canned lentils under cold running water and leave to drain. Alternately, use 2 cups (500 mL) of cooked from-scratch lentils. Add to a large salad bowl.

  2. Dice the cooked chicken, dice onion, cut tomatoes in half, diced red pepper and cut cucumber into quarters length-wise and slice into smaller triangles. Add to bowl and toss.

  3. Pour olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice over salad and toss. Top with crumbled feta, dried oregano and freshly ground black pepper and toss again. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional garnish).

Unlike most dried legumes, lentils don’t need to be soaked before cooking and they still offer similar protein, fibre and numerous health benefits. Pack any extras into containers for tomorrow's grab and go lunch.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 265 g serving Amount
  • Calories 290
  • Protein 26 g
  • Fat 13 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Sodium 370 mg
  • Per 265 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 20
  • Calcium 20
  • Iron 20
  • Vitamin A 15
  • Vitamin C 90
  • Vitamin B6 36
  • Vitamin B12 33
  • Folate 68
  • Magnesium 23
  • Zinc 27

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