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Healthy MEDITERRANEAN GREEK SALAD Recipe


Nutritional benefits of ingredients in this recipe

 

OLIVE OIL
  • Rich in Healthy Monounsaturated Fats
  • Contains Large Amounts of Antioxidants
  • Has Strong Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  •  Has Anti-Cancer Properties
LEMON JUICE
  • Supports heart health
  • Helps control Weight
  • Prevents kidney stones
  • Protects against anemia
RED WINE VINEGAR
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Protects your skin
  • Aids weight loss
  • Boosts heart health
MINCED GARLIC
  • Combats common cold
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Detoxifies Heavy Metals in the Body
  • Improves bone health
MINCED PARSLEY
  • Reduces your cancer risk
  • Improves your immune function
  • Beats inflammation
  • Protects your blood vessels
DRIED OREGANO
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Has Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Reduces viral infection
  • Decreases inflammation

A simple salad loaded with lots of fresh veggies, olives and feta and tossed with a tangy lemon-herb vinaigrette. Brimming with flavor and sure to satisfy those cravings for Greek food!

 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 248 kcal

Ingredients

Greek Salad Dressing

6 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic (1 large clove)
1 1/2 Tbsp finely minced fresh parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp honey
Salt, to taste

Salad

4 medium Roma tomatoes, diced (10 oz)
1 medium english cucumber, optionally peeled and sliced into half moons
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced or diced, rinsed and drained
1 small green or yellow bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, chopped
3/4 cup kalamata or black olives, drained and sliced
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese (about 1 cup)
1 medium avocado (not too soft), diced

Instructions

  1. Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk well to blend, season with salt to taste and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. Add tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, olives, avocado and feta to a salad bowl. 

  3. Drizzle dressing over top and gently toss to evenly coat. Add dressing within a few minutes of serving for best results.