Big Fat Greek Salad
With a nod to the heart-healthy cuisine enjoyed by our Mediterranean friends, this robust salad is loaded with monounsaturated fats and fiber.
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large red tomatoes (1 pound), cut into chunks
- 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups hothouse cucumber chunks
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 8 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- 4 cups torn mixed dark-hued greens, such as escarole and romaine lettuce, or use all romaine
- 4 oz feta cheese, chopped
- In a large salad bowl, mix the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, and pepper with a fork.
- Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumber, red onion, parsley, and olives. Toss to mix well. If you have time, let marinate for 15 minutes.
- Add the greens and feta and toss again.
Copyright 2005 by Rodale Inc.
Calories from Fat 145 (46%)
(25%)Total Fat 16g
(27%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 32g
(28%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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