French Lentil Salad With Feta on Arugula

A classic, protein-rich French salad. Top with chopped, toasted nuts for added crunch.

lentil salad

Makes four servings


  • 2 cups cooked French lentils
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • Vinaigrette (see below)
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

In a large bowl, mix together the lentils, celery, peppers and parsley, and toss with the vinaigrette. Arrange arugula on four salad plates. Top with the lentil salad and some crumbled feta.


  • 2 tbs. minced red onion
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.

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