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Orange Lentil Greek Salad. The perfect way to jazz up your Greek salad--make it hearty, filling, nutritious and absolutely YUMMY! Dressed up in an orange olive homemade Greek salad dressing, it's a perfect full meal salad, bbq salad, potluck, picnic, lunch, anything salad! Vegan and gluten free too--make this recipe today!

Orange Lentil Greek Salad

With sliced oranges, pears, fresh mint and green lentils, this Orange Lentil Greek Salad is a modern and fruity twist on the salad classic. Tossed with a zesty Mediterranean Orange Dressing, this healthy salad makes for a filling main course. Skip the feta to make this a vegan salad.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Greek
Keyword Greek Salad, lentil salad, lentil salad with orange dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 399 kcal
Author Mahy


For the lentils:

  • 1/2 cup lentils green lentils or any kind you like
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the salad:

  • 3 cups spring mix
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pear sliced
  • 2/3 cups kalamata olives pitted
  • 1 cup cucumbers sliced
  • 1/4 cup mint chopped
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese in cubes, (optional, omit if vegan)

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons pitted olives
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Cook the lentil in the water, bring the water to boil on high heat. Then lower the heat to low and cook the lentils until tender for 25-30 mins. Once cooked, add the salt and cool the lentils to room temperature and colder.
  2. Prepare the salad ingredients in the meantime.
  3. For the dressing, place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
  4. To finish the salad, toss the salad ingredients, cooked lentils and salad dressing.

Recipe Notes

  • For meal prep, you can make a large batch of this Orange Lentil Greek Salad, and dress only the portion you need each day.
  •  Store the dressing in an airtight container in your fridge for up to a month.
  • The plain salad keeps in the fridge in a sealed container for 3 days.
  • If you’re wondering what’s the perfect way to cook lentils, you can read about it in this Mexican style lentil detox salad. One tip: Never salt your beans/lentils/chickpeas before they’re completely cooked.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Lentil Greek Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 769mg33%
Potassium 741mg21%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1170IU23%
Vitamin C 70.7mg86%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.