Healthy Diet? Try Greek Salad

I have been back in Milan, Italy, for quite a few days. One of the things I really miss in Greece is “Greek Salad”. We had it almost every night as a side dish for dinner. I’m glad that it is so easy to make at home, all the ingredients can found in supermarkets here.

This dish is simple and refreshing. No wonder why it is so popular all over the world. Greek diet, though it could be heavy, is considered to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. Greeks do eat well… like Italians… I noticed that fresh vegetables there taste so good. People in Greece really pay a lot of attention about the quality of fresh products. I love that fact, because I do too.

Here is the recipe for Greek Salad, enjoy!

Greek Salad - tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta cheese, etc.

Ingredients

2 large tomatoes, chopped

1 cucumber, sliced

1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried and chopped

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1 (6 ounce) can pitted black olives

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 cup sliced feta cheese

6 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

A pinch of ground black pepper

Directions

1. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, onion, olives, bell peppers and feta cheese in a large salad bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, combine and whisk together the olive oil, oregano, lemon juice and black pepper. Pour dressing over salad and serve.

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