Cooking for Heart Health Month: Greek Village Salad

Greek Village Salad

Photo by: Dexter Offer/Luna Grill

There's still time to cook for Heart Health Month this February, and it doesn't take a lot of time to work the Mediterranean Diet onto the table.

Greek Village Salad is the perfect example of something quick, easy, and heart-healthy to consider.

Whether you're entertaining a group or eating for two, here's how to whip up the delicious dish:

Serves two to three as side dish, one to two as main dish

  • 3-4 medium tomatoes – cut into wedges then cut in half
  • 4-5 cucumbers preferably Persian variety, cut into small round pieces (leave skin on if they are Organic)
  • ½ small red onion sliced into thin slivers
  • 8 Kalamata Olives (optional)
  • 6 ounces feta cheese cut into cubes
  • ½ red bell pepper, remove seeds and cut into wedges and then halve
  • 2 TBSP EVOO, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Salt and Freshly ground pepper to taste

STEPS: Cut and place tomatoes in a medium sized salad bowl and sprinkle a little salt over them and give them a good toss so they can start to release liquid.

Cut and place Cucumber, Onion, Bell Pepper and Feta in the bowl with the tomatoes

Add 2 TBSP EVOO as well the ACV and give it a good toss. Season with fresh ground pepper, a little more olive oil and salt to your liking

Top the salad with the Kalamata olives and a pinch of Oregano

Serve with a slice of toasted whole grain rustic country bread. It is great for dipping in the salad dressing and enjoying! This can be a meal unto itself or accompanied by a piece of grilled fish or chicken for added protein.


Story Credit: https://www.10news.com/lifestyle/exploring-san-diego/cooking-for-heart-health-month-greek-village-salad


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