Greek Lentil Salad
This salad is a great choice for a light lunch or brunch. It's a vegetarian salad that offers complete protein with the combination of cracked wheat and lentils. Top it with some crumbled feta cheese for even more flavor.
- ¾ cup cracked wheat
- 1½ cups boiling water
- ¾ cup lentils
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup red wine vinaigrette salad dressing
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
Place cracked wheat in medium bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside.
In heavy skillet, combine lentils and 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until tender; drain if necessary. Drain cracked wheat, if necessary.
In small bowl, combine salad dressing and oregano.
Meanwhile, cut tomatoes in half, gently squeeze out the seeds, and chop. Peel cucumber, cut in half, remove seeds, and slice.
In serving bowl, combine cracked wheat, lentils, vegetables, and salad dressing; toss gently to coat and serve immediately.