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Food Fit For Athletes: Quinoa, Lentil and Feta Salad

Today marks the start of a new series, Food Fit For Athletes where I showcase food that is fit for athletes. I hope you enjoy it!


200g quinoa

1 tsp olive oil

1 shallot or ½ onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp tarragon , roughly chopped

14 400g can Puy or green lentils rinsed and drained

¼ cucumber , lightly peeled and diced

100g feta cheese , crumbled

6 spring onions , thinly sliced

zest and juice of 1 orange

1 tbsp red or white wine vinegar



Cook the quinoa in a large pan of boiling water for 10-15 mins until tender, drain well, then set aside to cool.


Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small pan, then cook the shallot or onion for a few mins until softened. Add the tarragon, stir well, then remove from the heat.


Stir the softened shallot and tarragon into the cooled quinoa along with the lentils, cucumber, feta, spring onions, orange zest and juice and vinegar. Toss well together and chill until ready to serve.


Recipe Credit: BBC Good Food

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