Friday, July 1, 2011

Healthy Greek Salad

Healthy Greek Salad
A favorite dish that cuts the sodium

If you're grilling chicken this weekend, here's the perfect salad for it. This recipe uses plenty of fresh lemon juice to create a dressing that bursts with flavor!

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more to taste
1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic, or more to taste
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup 3/4" cubes cucumber
1 cup 1" cubes red bell pepper
1 cup 1" cubes Roma tomato
6 kalamata olives, cut in half lengthwise
1 ounce all-natural light feta cheese, cut into 1/8" cubes
4 ounces grilled chicken, cut into slices
1/2 teaspoon dried mint leaves

In a small resealable plastic container, shake together the lemon juice, garlic, and oil to make the dressing.

In a large bowl, toss the cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and the dressing. Transfer the salad to a large serving plate. Top it with the chicken and then the mint, crushing the leaves slightly with your fingers as you sprinkle it over the salad. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving

Per serving: 346 calories, 35 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates (13 g sugar), 12 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 71 mg cholesterol, 6 g fiber, 863 mg sodium

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