Sumptuous Greek Salad

Sumptuous Greek Salad | The Real Food Lifestyle
Sumptuous Greek Salad | The Real Food Lifestyle

Sumptuous Greek Salad!

Ugh! Salad is boring. How can one possibly subsist on leaves that contain mostly water? I personally cannot!

To add insult to injury, in most restaurants designer salads are ridiculously overpriced. And what’s more, with all the extra flavourings – dressings, candied pecans, crispy tortilla strips, etc, the salad ends up containing more calories than a cheese burger!

Greek salad is different! It’s sumptuous. It’s peppery, salty with olives & full of garlic. In short, it’s tasty & surprisingly filling.

And it’s so easily made at home!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large – Cucumber (quartered & sliced)
  • 2 medium – Vine Grown Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 medium – Pepper, red, orange or yellow (chopped)
  • 1/4 medium – Red Onion (sliced)
  • 1/4 medium – purple cabbage (sliced)
  • 12 large – Olives, black or green (sliced)
  • 1 cloves – Garlic (crushed in garlic press, then sliced)
  • Grind liberally – Black Pepper
  • 1/2 – Lemon
  • Liberal pour – Olive oil
  • 2 tsp – Basil (fresh if you can get it)
  • 2 tsp – Oregano (fresh if you can get it)
  • As desired – Feta Cheese

Preparation Instructions:

  • Chop up cucumber, tomato, pepper, onion & cabbage into bite sized pieces. Or chop to a size that you desire.
  • Half & slice up the olives.
  • Crush & slice the garlic.
  • Add the above to a casserole dish (that owns an accompanying lid) & combine thoroughly.
  • Grind pepper liberally over the vegetables & stir.
  • Squeeze half a lemon over the salad & stir.
  • Pour enough olive oil to cover mixture, but not enough to pool at bottom & stir once more.

Serving Instructions:

  • Scoop out into a beautiful bowl!
  • Add basil & oregano to taste.
  • Add feta or goat’s cheese or the cheese of your choice.

Light a candle. Pour yourself a glass of wine. And enjoy this sumptuous salad!

Sumptuous Greek Salad | The Real Food Lifestyle
Greek Salad with goat’s cheese. Yum!

Keep your Greek Salad in a casserole dish with a lid that seals moderately well. This way your salad will last in the fridge for at least three days.

This Is The Best Salad You Can Keep On Hand

This salad is amazing because:

  • It has no leaves, so it will keep for much longer.
  • Cutting the vegetables into bite-sized chunks saves time.
  • It can be used as a base salad for many different dishes.

There Are Multiple Ways to Change Up This Salad

For variety to your Greek Salad add:

  • Beans
  • Brown rice
  • Barley
  • Cheddar, feta, brie, goat’s cheese or blue cheese
  • Salmon, prawns or other seafood
  • Beef or chicken
  • Eggs
Breakfast Salad!
Greek salad used as a breakfast salad with cubed roast beef, grated cheddar & two sliced eggs. Yum!

Organic ingredients are preferable for both taste & nutrient value. Hopefully it’s both available & affordable in your area.

Enjoy!

Do you have ideas on how to make your Greek Salad unique? Please share with us at leongorthopaedichealth@gmail.com.

– LEONG Orthopaedic Health

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