Greek Salad is a great way to have your detox. It is one of those simple salads which stands out due to the freshness of its ingredients. You do not need to be a MasterChef to enjoy this. Just basic fresh ingredients and a big block of feta cheese. Absolute yum! I love my cheese and this way I just manage to get all those fresh veggies in my tummy too. The dressing makes it so yum. Salty olives and lime juice just take feta to new levels. Add it the crunch of red onions and juicy roma tomatoes. Crunchy cucumbers and fresh peppers add a zing to it. Yum yum yum just like my bubba says!
Are salads boring???
There was a time I could not have salads. Boringgg...........Boringgg.....This kept going on in my mind. Always thought them to be boring. Now I know, salads need not be boring. It can be yummy too. Whether its the juicy summer mango salsa or Vietnamese salad. Mexican guacamole or avocado dip salad. Go with grains salad for a full meal be it Crunchy quinoa or black barley salad. if you love your chana, you will love your Chickpeas with dijon mustard.
Why this dish rocks?
Colorful and fresh recipe can help you finish your meal at your desk. Reds yellows and greens make it so vibrant. No need to skip lunch. Also helps you take care of your waistline. This is the way to go.
Salads help you detox and also add crunch to your meal. If you cannot have it as it is. However, adding feta cheese to normal green salad gives it a great texture. If you do not get feta, add some cottage cheese, lemon juice, along with salt and pepper. Cucumbers give you the freshness, tomatoes the acidity, peppers the crunch. Olives the saltiness and total fun food for kids full of umami.
Change your diet to change your life!
The ingredients include
- Capsicum (Green/yellow/red)
- Red Onion
- Feta cheese
The dressing is very simple as well,it includes
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Chopped mint,you may use basil or parsely.
How to make a simple Greek salad ?
- Mix all the ingredients in the bowl.
- In a bowl, add all the dressing ingredients and mix well with a spoon.
- Add dressing to the bowl just before you serve.
This is a very simple dish and it is a vegan Greek salad if you can skip the feta cheese in it. You may alternatively add any vegan cheese if you like.
You can use basil or parsley in the dressing if you do not have mint at home.
Salads are always best fresh. However you can store it for 3-4 hours in refrigerator. You may also store the ingredients separately if you want to have it the next day. Mix the dressing just before you serve.
Easy Greek Salad recipe
- 1 block of feta cheese 50gm,cubed
- ½ cup Pitted olives halved
- 1 green cucumber cubed
- 1 small onion diced
- 10-12 cherry tomatoes halved/2 tomatoes chopped seeds removed
- 1 cup mixed pepper/capsicum chopped
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- ¼ cup mint leaves chopped
- Salt and pepper as per taste optional
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- Add lemon juice, olive oil,salt and pepper.
- Serve fresh or store in refrigerator for few hours.
We prefer eating it fresh, however you may keep this in an air tight container in the fridge for a day, avoid adding salt first, this will help the vegetables remain more crunchy.