Our local grocery store has an amazing version of classic Greek salad in their deli. I’ve been ordering it for years, so I figured I might as well recreate it with my own (healthier) recipe. I made a few healthy and calorie conscious substitutions, including adding yellow pepper instead of the more traditional red or… View Article

Recipe: Classic Greek Salad

Calories: 250

Our local grocery store has an amazing version of classic Greek salad in their deli. I’ve been ordering it for years, so I figured I might as well recreate it with my own (healthier) recipe. I made a few healthy and calorie conscious substitutions, including adding yellow pepper instead of the more traditional red or green (Vitamin C) and reducing the amount of olive oil by about a third. I’m quite pleased with the results–it’s a tangy, refreshing summer salad that’s full of healthy veggies and fats.

Classic Greek Salad

Servings: 8 · Serving Size: 1.5 cups · Calories: 250
Fat: 21 g · Cholesterol: 9 mg · Sodium: 881 mg · Carbs: 12 g · Fiber: 2 g · Sugar: 4 g · Protein: 6 g

  • 6 medium tomatoes (24 oz), chunked
  • 2 cucumbers (19 oz), chunked
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, halved (5 oz)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chunked
  • 1 small red onion, cut into small pieces
  • 6 oz reduced fat feta cheese, cubed
  • 8 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste

Directions

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir to combine.

classic greek salad lightened up

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