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Lentil Salad – Fakes Salata


  • 1 bag of lentils
  • 1 200g of fresh cut green vegetables
  • 200 g of fresh green rocket
  • 1-2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 peppers finely cut in small cubes
  • 1/2 English cucumber cut in small cubes
  • 1/2 bunch parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch dill finely chopped
  • 1 carrot graded
  • 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Fresh basil and mint

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 mug of olive oil
  • 1/2 a mug of vinegar
  • 1-2 clove garlic graded
  • 1 tsp of salt

The Ingredients for this recipe is for

  • 5-6 servings or more.
  • Adjust ingredient amounts accordingly.
Lentil Salad - Fakes Salata

Lentil Salad – Fakes Salata


  • Wash lentil under plenty of fresh running water.
  • Boil lentils in salted water for about 20-25 minutes or until they are soft.
  • Add 1 carrot and a piece of celery and thyme in the pot with the lentil while are boiling for the taste.
  • Remove the carrot, celery and thyme, drain and let them cool slightly.
  • Place cooked lentil in a bowl, and mix with chopped onion, graded carrots, chopped cucumber, peppers and chopped herbs (chopped parsley and chopped dill).
  • Prepare the sauce by placing them into a blender or a large mixing cup with a lid and mix well.
  • Pour the sauce over the entire lentil, vegetable mixture and mix well so the sauce can go everywhere.
  • In a large serving platter spread the fresh rocket, greens and cherry tomatoes around the platter.
  • Place the lentil mixture over the greens and spread them out evenly.
  • Sprinkle some salt over the lentil mixture and greens.
  • Garnish your Fakes Salata (Lentil Salad) with some fresh mint and basil leaves on the top and serve.
  • If you like you can crumble some Greek Feta cheese on top accompanied with some Black Kalamata Olives.
  • You can enjoy Fakes Salata (Lentil Salad) as a main dish or as an accompaniment to the main meal.

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