Gluten-free Veggie Greek Lentil Salad

With just a few simple ingredients, this delicious and healthy Greek-inspired lentil salad can be made ahead of time for a quick lunch or impressive party dish! Black lentils steal the show and are full of satisfying nutrients like plant-based protein (13g in 1 serving) and dietary fiber (9g in 1 serving) which helps promote healthy digestion and satiety.

By: Carly Ferguson, HCTP Class of November 2015



  • 4 cups kale, ribs removed and chopped (I prefer dino/Tuscan kale for this salad)
  • 3/4 cup dry black lentils, cooked according to package
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • Greek Vinaigrette:
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 1 Tablespoon)
  • pinch of salt and black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the chopped kale. Pour half of the vinaigrette over the kale and massage the dressing into the leaves with your hands until well coated. Place in a serving bowl.
  3. In the same bowl, add the lentils, cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, parsley, basil and the other half of the dressing. Gently toss to combine. Spread over the kale and enjoy!


-This salad would be delicious with feta cheese sprinkled on top or some wild salmon or grilled chicken!

Carly Ferguson is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and natural foods cooking instructor whose mission is to make healthy simple both on and off your plate to help you re{Fuel} for Life. She believes that what we choose to fuel our body with ultimately affects how we feel and function. Carly works with groups and individuals through a holistic approach by showing them a more nutritious way to view their health so that they can live a life of confidence! Her own transformative journey has brought Carly from a place of merely surviving to thriving, which is why she is passionate about inspiring others through her knowledgeable and practical approach. Find out more from Carly at and on Instagram @FitLivingEats

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