Recipes ofKurt Dixon

Registered dietitian

Body Refined, a Health & Wellness practice

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Greek Salad with Homemade Greek Salad Dressing

Friday, November 08, 2019
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Total time
30 minutes
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Preparation time
30 minutes
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Portions
4

There is nothing like a classic Greek Salad with Homemade Greek Salad Dressing in the middle of the summer heat – or any time of year, for that matter. This salad is so easy to make that my kids whipped it up one evening for our supper! This is a great recipe to get kids in the kitchen and learning how to cook – or in this case, learning how to prepare a cold, healthy salad for supper!

Ingredients
or1/2 red/purple onion, sliced thinly into half circles
or1 cup cold water
or1 tbsp white vinegar
or4 large tomatoes
or1 large English Cucumber
or1 green pepper
or1/2 cup diced feta cheese ( crumbled)
or4-5 leaves basil, chiffonade
orHomemade Greek Salad Dressing (See Recipe)
Preparation
1.
Place the thinly sliced red onion into the water and vinegar. Let soak for 20-30 minutes while you are prepping the other ingredients.
2.
Dice the tomatoes into small bite sized pieces, cleaning out the seeds. Place in a colander over your sink to drain, and if wanted sprinkle with a tsp of salt to draw out more moisture. Toss, then leave in the colander to drain while you prep the other vegetables.
3.
Wash then slice the English cucumber into 1 centimeter cubes ( think less than bite size.) Place in the bottom of a large salad bowl. Stir the tomatoes to get more moisture out. and leave them in the colander again.
4.
Wash then cut the top out of the green pepper. Take a knife and cut around the top stem like you carve a pumpkin, then pull the top off (again, like a pumpkin). Remove the seeds from the inside, then cut green pepper in half, then keep cutting into thin, long slices. Add into the salad bowl.
5.
Follow instructions to prepare the homemade Greek salad dressing
6.
Add the tomatoes, basil and the feta to the salad bowl. Pour the desired amount of dressing on top, then lightly mix the ingredients until everything is coated with the salad dressing.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (407 g)% DRI
Energy57 kcal232 kcal12 %
Fat4 g18 g28 %
Fatty acids, total saturated1 g4 g22 %
Cholesterol4 mg17 mg6 %
Sodium95 mg388 mg16 %
Carbohydrate4 g15 g5 %
Sugars2 g8 gremove
Fiber1 g4 g14 %
Protein1 g5 gremove