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Greek Salad

2017/05/18

If somebody is looking for some healthy side dish that goes well with chicken, fish, turkey etc then try out Greek salad recipe.

Greek salad is a combination of juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, green pepper, crisp cucumbers, sliced red onion, kalamata olives etc.



The greatest attraction of this salad is the presence of extra virgin olive oil as it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.



The vegetables in greek salad contains vitamin A, C, E
and other minerals that improve the health of a person. It is easy to prepare greek salad even after returning from a busy office job and following is the recipe for Greek salad.

Ingredients

Tomatoes- three vine ripe ones cut in to chunks

Red onion- one and should be thinly sliced

European seedless cucumber- half that should be cut in to bite size chunks

Red bell pepper- one small sized seeded and chunked one

Green bell pepper- one small sized seeded and chunked one

Cubanelle pepper- one seeded and chunked

Kalamanta black olives- one cup

Fresh flat leaf parsley sprigs- half cup

Greek feta- two slices of ¼ pound

Extra virgin olive oil- quarter cup

Red wine vinegar- three tablespoon

Dried oregano- one teaspoon of oregano crushed in the palm

Black pepper and salt- to taste

Pita breads

Direction

Mix all the tomatoes, sliced red onion, cucumber, bell peppers, parsley and olives in a large bowl and keep aside. Being a rustic salad, vegetables for Greek salad are cut in to chunky and big pieces.



Take another container
with lid and add olive oil, oregano and vinegar and close the lid to shake the mixture vigorously so that the oil and vinegar gets mixed well. Then top the above vegetable mixture with sliced feta and pour the vinegar oil mixture on top of it.



Thereafter season the salad with grounded black pepper and salt and mix the entire mixture very well. Once all the vegetables get marinated well then serve it with hot pita breads.



Those who prefer lettuce can
also add one head of chopped romaine lettuce along with other vegetables. One portion of this Greek salad supply 265 calories, 22 milligram cholesterol and 22.4 gram fat.






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