Home Β» Recipes Β» Salads

Greek Style Chicken Lentil Salad

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. πŸ˜‰

One thing is for sure, that restaurant sold a ton of Saganaki. πŸ˜‰

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*

Be sure to follow me on social media! I love pinning to Pinterest, sharing on Facebook and posting pics to Instagram. See you there.  πŸ™‚

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Want to Save This Recipe?

Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week.

Save Recipe

By submitting this form, you consent to receive emails from The Honour System

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 2 votes
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
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Similar Posts

6 Comments

  1. This looks super tasty!! I can’t wait to give it a try! It’s all delicious ingredients πŸ™‚

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

    Your recipes are great Sharon! Keep it up πŸ™‚

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.