Greek Salad

Good quality ingredients make this simple and nutritious salad an excellent dish. Drizzled with a Greek dressing and served alongside pita bread and dips is our favorite way to enjoy it.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a large serving bowl and 3 small mixing bowls.
  2. Get out a food processor or blender.

STEP TWO – Make the Dressing

Ingredients:

¼ cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
Pinch of dry oregano
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
Fresh parsley or mint, chopped

Instructions:

  1. In one of the small bowls, mix the ingredients together.
  2. Set aside.

STEP THREE – Make the Salad

Ingredients:

5 cups romaine lettuce
1 cucumber
1 red pepper
¼ red onion
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
½ cup Kalamata olives
¼ cup feta cheese

Instructions:

  1. Chop the lettuce, cucumber, pepper, and onion and add to the serving bowl.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half and add to the bowl with the olives and chunks of cheese.
  3. Add the dressing to the salad and gently toss to incorporate.
  4. Serve with warm wedges of pita bread and hummus and tzatziki.

STEP FOUR (Optional) – Make the Hummus

Ingredients:

1 cup can chickpeas
¼ cup tahini
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ teaspoon paprika

Instructions:

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the ingredients and blend until very smooth.
  3. Add a little water to adjust the consistency if needed and then add to the second bowl.

STEP FOUR (Optional) – Make the Tzatziki

Ingredients:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup cucumber
Juice of ½ a lemon
½ tablespoon minced garlic
½ tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
Sprinkle of fresh dill or mint

Instructions:

  1. Finely chop the cucumber and squeeze with paper towels to remove the moisture.
  2. Add to the third bowl with the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Serve with the Greek salad, pita, and hummus.

Recommended serving size: ¼ of salad (plus 1 wedge of pita with 2 tablespoons hummus or tzatziki)

Exchanges: 2 veg, 1 starch, 3 fat

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