One Minute Trader Joe’s Lentil Salad Recipe

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By : dLife Editors

By: Susan Watkins, RD, CDE.

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I love it because it is super quick, packed with nutrition and protein, and tastes delicious. People love it when I bring it to parties.

I like to serve it with Trader Joe’s whole wheat baked pita chips. But this can work with any cracker you choose. For a lower-carb option, I put it on top of sliced cucumbers, my personal favorite is Japanese cucumbers.

You can also quickly turn this into a meal by adding a grain such as rice or quinoa or putting it into a tortilla or low carb wrap.

Serves: 6  Prep Time: 1 Minute

(15 grams of total carbs per ½ cup lentils)


  1. 1 package Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Lentils (found in the vegetable section of the store in a box).
  2. 1 container Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Sauce (found in the refrigerated area near the hummus and cheese)
  3. ½ or 1 package of Trader Joe’s Organic Crumbled Feta Cheese or goat cheese (or just a sprinkle for a lighter dish)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine lentils, bruschetta sauce, feta or goat cheese (choose a little or a lot) and stir.
  2. Garnish with fresh basil or cilantro if you like.
  3. Enjoy as a meal or as a delightful appetizer.