Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Salad with Lentils –

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Salad with Lentils

  By lentilsorg  ,   ,   

July 17, 2015

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The perfect accompaniment to any meal, or serve as a snack with pita bread!

  • Yields: 6-8


  1. Prepare couscous, orzo, or quinoa according to package instructions.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the peppers, onion, zucchini, and garlic with a generous drizzle of olive oil to coat well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high and grill the veggies (discard the garlic), turning as necessary, until charred and tender, transferring to a plate as they are done. Let cool and roughly chop, then add to the bowl with the couscous/orzo/quinoa. Add the lentils, parsley, and feta.
  4. In a jar or small bowl, shake or whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, and brown sugar. Drizzle over the salad and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.


1 cup (250 mL) couscous, orzo, or quinoa

2 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, seeded and quartered lengthwise

1 purple onion, peeled and cut into .-inch wedges

2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into .-inch strips

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

olive or canola oil

1 cup (250 mL) cooked or canned green lentils, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup (85 mL) chopped fresh parsley

1/ 3 cup (85 mL) crumbled feta

salt and freshly ground black pepper


1/2 cup (125 mL) olive or canola oil

1/4 cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar

2 tsp (10 mL) grainy mustard

1 tsp (5 mL) brown sugar


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size3/4 cup (175 mL)
Sodium330 mg
Potassium200 mg
Protein5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar4 g
Total Fat15 g
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Total Carbohydrates22 g
Dietary Fiber3 g