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Greek Style Chicken Lentil Salad – Gluten Free

Looking for a lighter meal on your menu? This Greek Style Chicken Lentil Salad is a delicious, gluten free lunch or light dinner that also packs up really well for work or school.

If you’re looking for a fresh, veggie packed meal with a ton of flavour look no further than this Greek Chicken and Lentil Salad.

I love a good dinner salad and this one combines the great texture of lentils with that salty punch from the feta cheese, which is a total Greek staple.

GREEK STYLE CHICKEN LENTIL SALAD

Chicken and Lentil Salad in a bowl

 

I worked at a super popular Greek restaurant as a hostess when I was in my early twenties.

It was lined up around the block on weekends and their signature dish was a cheese centered appetizer called Saganaki. There was theater involved with this dish as it was doused in brandy and served flaming table-side.

 

Part of my job as hostess was to assist the servers with this appetizer. They would pour the brandy over the hot brick of cheese and I would light it on fire.

To say I reveled in this task would be an understatement. I would conspire with the servers to use as much brandy as possible, then I would light two matches and daringly stretch my hand towards the dish.

Poof!

Sometimes the flames would almost touch the ceiling! It was always a little goal of ours, but never achieved. That’s probably a good thing. 😉

One thing is for sure, that restaurant sold a ton of Saganaki. 😉

Chicken and Lentil Salad in a bowl with a blue striped napkin and fresh lemons in the background

 

Flaming cheeses aside, a Mediterranean style diet has proven to be quite a healthy one and this Greek Style Lentil Salad is no different.

 

A rainbow of vegetables brings a variety of nutrients and lots of protein from the lentils and chicken makes this salad a complete meal.

Greek Chicken Salad in a bowl

You could also leave off the chicken and enjoy a meatless entree which is always nice too.

Opa!

Two bowls of dinner salads

 

MORE HEALTHY GLUTEN FREE SALAD RECIPES:

Avocado Tuna Salad

Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

Three Bean Salad with Cilantro Salsa Dressing

Trail Mix Salad

*Originally posted June 12, 2015. April 3, 2019*

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Greek Style Lentil Salad - Gluten Free

Sharon Rhodes
Looking for a lighter meal on your menu? This Greek Chicken and Lentil Salad is a delicious, gluten free lunch or light dinner that also packs up really well for work or school. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 628 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook lentils according to package instructions then set aside to cool
  • Chop your veggies, greens and cooked chicken and place them in a large mixing bowl
  • In a small jar combine the dressing ingredients and shake well
  • Add the lentils to the mixing bowl with the veggies and chicken. Pour on the dressing and toss well. Add the crumbled feta and toss again
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least two hours for the flavours to develop
  • Keep covered and refrigerated for up to a week

Nutrition

Calories: 628kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 51gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 783mgPotassium: 1072mgFiber: 23gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1440IUVitamin C: 35.6mgCalcium: 258mgIron: 7.3mg
Keyword greek lentil salad
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6 Comments

  1. This looks absolutely amazing. Such an innovative recipe with lentils.

    Your recipes are great Sharon! Keep it up 🙂

    1. I know! I actually am not a fan of olives. Too salty and weird. 😉 But, you’re right, this salad should have them.