Lentil Greek Salad with Dill Sauce
Hello and welcome and please just know upfront that I am very, very into this lentil-y Greek salad.
Who knew that lentils (black, because pretty), tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh dill, pepperoncini, kalamatas, and a big dollop of the world’s fastest dill yogurt sauce on top could make a person’s life so joyful. Like, calling from the rooftops joyful. HEY YOU! LOOK AT ME! I’M IN LOVE WITH A MEAL PREP GREEK SALAD!
And now I’m going to draw the line in the sand.
You can add tuna to this.
Let’s break this down. I don’t normally like canned tuna, and currently I think there are literally zero recipes on Pinch of Yum that use canned tuna. But here I am opening cans of tuna like it’s my job, because surprise: tuna fits into this salad like a dream.
- If you don’t like tuna, that’s okay. Skip it.
- If you do like tuna, look for a brand that uses responsibly sourced and high quality tuna. I like Wild Planet brand. (They also make canned salmon should you find yourself in need of some salmon burgers later.)
- If you do like tuna, not to brag, but you’re getting some really awesome nutrition with extra Omega 3 oils and a nice punch of protein. Well done.
But tuna isn’t really the star here. It’s the veg.
Lentils, tomatoes, and cucumbers set up the crunchy, filling, clean-eating base, and then the kalamatas and pepperoncinis and dill yogurt sauce come in and make it a party. Feta on top? I’m not mad.
Check out our video for how to make Lentil Greek Salad: