There are many types of special populations in today’s world.  Some people have high cholesterol, some people consume far too much sodium, and some people are diabetic.  Whatever the case may be, you are required to adapt your eating habits.  Here is a tasty and healthy recipe I found on the Canadian Diabetes Association website that is sure to infuse your taste buds.

Greek Lentil Salad


1 19 oz. can (540 mL) lentils, rinsed and drained
½ cup (125 mL) calamata olives (optional)
½ cup (125 mL) onion, chopped
1½ cups (375 mL) grape tomatoes, halved
½ cup (125 mL) green peppers, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) cucumber, diced
¼ cup (50 mL) feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup (50 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup (50 mL) canola oil
¼ cup (50 mL) lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano

Makes 10 servings • Serving size: 2/3 cup (175 mL)

1. In a large bowl, combine lentils, olives, onion, tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber, feta cheese and parsley.

2. In a small bowl, whisk canola oil, lemon juice and oregano together.
3. Add dressing and parsley to lentil mixture and toss to coat.
4. Can be eaten right away or covered and left in refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours before serving. Salad can be made a day in advance.

Nutrient analysis per serving

Calories: 133g
Total fat: 6.0 g
Saturated fat: 1.0 g
Trans fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 4 mg
Sodium: 112 mg
Carbohydrate: 15 g
Fibre: 3 g
Protein: 6 g