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Mary Lahr Schier

Traditional Greek Salad

A delicious blend of healthy macronutrients

The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the healthiest on earth because of its focus on fresh vegetables and olive oil, a healthy fat. For a boost of protein, consider serving this salad with fish or grilled chicken breast.

Serves: 4 as a side dish
Prep time: 20 minutes


  • 30 grams of carbohydrates
  • 11 grams of protein
  • 30 grams of fat

Macro amounts will change depending on ingredient substitutions and amounts.

Prepare the dressing

Add dressing ingredients below to a jar with a cover and shake well before serving. (You won't need all the dressing for the salad.)

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Prepare the salad

Mix all salad ingredients below in a large bowl. Lightly dress with salad dressing and serve.

  • 1 diced green, yellow, or red bell pepper
  • ¼thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup diced English cucumber
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained well
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

  • Quick note: Traditional Greek salad doesn't include lettuce or tomatoes, but you can add them for some extra crunch or color.

    Mary Lahr Schier is an Eagan, Minnesota-based freelance writer.