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Smashed Lentil Salad Ingredients in Bowl

Smashed Lentil Salad with Avocado and Feta


This smashed lentil salad is an easy and healthy recipe, made with fresh veggies, chopped avocado, and crumbled feta. Perfect for quick lunches!


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  • 1 cup dry brown lentils, rinsed (or about 2 cups cooked lentils)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (or plain/garlic hummus)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion (about 1/2 small)
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot (about 1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Cook lentils according to package instructions in a pot of boiling water. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a large bowl.
  2. Smash lentils with the back of a fork, leaving a few lentils intact.
  3. Add tahini (or hummus) lemon juice, mustard, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. If mixture is too dry, add more dressing ingredients, or a little bit of water until the desired texture is reached.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  6. Serve in a sandwich, over a salad, or on crackers, and store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 198
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 552
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 11
  • Cholesterol: 5

Keywords: Lentil, Salad, Vegetarian, Feta, Avocado