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Grilled Romaine Salad with Lentils + Olive Salsa

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Vegan Meals
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This easy-to-make grilled romaine salad recipe is topped with lentils and a flavorful olive salsa. A great quick lunch or meal.


Scale

Ingredients

2 large heads of romaine lettuce, cut into halves (4 pieces)

1 tbsp. olive oil

For the Lentil Salad:

1 400mL can of lentils

1 medium-sized cucumber, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. white vinegar

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

For the Olive Salsa:

1 cup olives, finely chopped, black or green will work great, pitted

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped

2 tbsp. capers (optional)

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. white vinegar

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Toppings: 

1/4 cup vegan feta


Instructions

For the Lentil Salad: Add all the ingredients into one medium-sized bowl and stir to combine.

For the Olive Salsa: Add all the ingredients into one medium-sized bowl and stir to combine.

Brush your romaine halves with a little bit of olive oil and dust with some salt and pepper.  Cook the lettuce cut side down on a hot skillet for around 2 minutes or until charred.

To plate, begin by adding the lettuce cut side up, topping with the lentil salad, then olive salsa, and crumble on a generous amount of vegan feta!

Enjoy!


Notes

Lentils: If you do not have lentils on hand or don’t like lentils then use Chickpeas, White Beans, or any other legumes you enjoy.  Please note this will change the dietary information below.

Vinegar: You can use apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, or lemon if you do not have white vinegar.

Vegetables: Have fun with the vegetables in the salad.  Make it your own, inspire yourself!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 286
  • Sugar: 2.6
  • Sodium: 468.1mg
  • Fat: 10.1
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 37.3
  • Fiber: 6.7
  • Protein: 14

Keywords: recipe, dress, lettuce, vegan, olives