Spinach and Lentil Salad With Apple and Persian Feta


Another favourite salad that is surprisingly filling thanks to the lentils.

You can use tinned lentils if you prefer, probably two tins, drained and rinsed well.

Serves 4-6.


100g dried brown lentils

200g baby spinach leaves

1 Granny Smith apple, finely sliced

100g Persian marinated feta

4 tablespoons oil from the feta

zest of a small lemon

2 teaspoons lemon juice

salt and pepper

1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped roughly


Pour the lentils into a pan and cover with at least double depth of water.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 35-45 minutes until cooked through but not squishy.

Drain in a colander and then run cold water over them to cool down quickly. Set aside to drain completely.

Make the dressing, combine the oil from the feta, lemon juice, rind, salt and pepper.

Plate up the salad, spinach followed by lentils, apple and then feta.

Drizzle over the dressing and then sprinkle with the fresh dill.

21 thoughts on “Spinach and Lentil Salad With Apple and Persian Feta”

    1. Hi Kathleen, Persian feta is really similar to Greek, I’d describe it as a smoother consistency. It is marinaded in oil with peppercorns and herbs. Regular feta would work very well too in this recipe. Hope that helps? ๐Ÿ™‚ Ros

      1. ah ok. I have seen flavoured fetas back in Canada – same idea. They’ve been marinated with oregano and other herbs and spices. I haven’t seen that here, but I haven’t really looked either. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I love this recipe and am going to try it out soon especially as I am in my Mediterranean groove having just come back from Greece & Turkey. I also recently heard the owner chefs Sarit & Itamar of Honey & Co in London speak and they have some great Middle Eastern recipes and a fab restaurant definitely worth checking out.

    1. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you Nutrition Arcana but I’ve been away! Happy for you to share my recipe and if you could pop a link to my blog in with it if really appreciate it! Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ros

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