On a random Friday night during quarantine, it hit me… an intense craving for a warm lentil hummus salad with cilantro, feta, tomatoes, peas, red onions, and yellow peppers. Don’t you hate it when you get those? 😉

Health Benefits of Lentils

  • Polyphenols – heart disease and cancer fighting properties
  • High protein – 18 grams of protein per cup
  • Iron – 6.6 milligrams of iron per cup
  • Fiber – 15.6 grams of fiber per cup
  • Calcium – 38 grams of calcium per cup
  • Folic acid – supports healthy hair growth and lowers risk of heart disease
  • Magnesium – good for promoting sleep and decreasing stress

The combination definitely worked and wanted to share in case anyone else has a similar craving for a nice big salad 🙂


  • Mixed salad greens
  • Cilantro
  • 1 cup of cooked green lentils
  • 1 cup of cooked peas
  • ¼ sliced red onion
  • ¼ diced yellow peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp of hummus
  • Feta


  1. Cook the lentils and peas.
  2. Slice the red onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and yellow peppers.
  3. Combine in salad bowl and top with hummus and feta to taste.