Minty Orzo Lentil and Feta Salad


This is a wonderful summer salad. I have been asked to make it for every party I am invited to!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups orzo pasta

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • ¾ cup dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained

  • cup red wine vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped

  • 1 ½ cups crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 small red onion, diced

  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves

  • ½ cup chopped fresh dill

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes; drain. Transfer pasta into a large bowl, and mix in 1 tablespoon olive oil; cover, and refrigerate until cool.

  2. Place lentils into a small saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cover, and simmer over low heat until lentils are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.

  3. Combine the remaining olive oil, vinegar, and garlic in a small bowl.

  4. Remove pasta from refrigerator; add lentils, oil mixture, olives, feta cheese, red onion, mint, and dill; stir until thoroughly blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

374 Calories
19g Fat
38g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 374
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 279mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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