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Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Yield 5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (4-ounce) package crumbled tomato-basil feta cheese

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven; reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 15 to 20 minutes or just until lentils are tender. Drain.

  2. Chop bell peppers, tomato, and green onions; add to lentil mixture. Stir in olives and next 3 ingredients; cover and chill. Sprinkle salad with cheese; serve immediately.