Greek Salad with Lemon

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Greek Salad with Lemon
Nisa Burns

Greek Salad with Lemon

This low-calorie, tasty salad has no lettuce, but you can add some if you like. You can serve this at a party or picnic or take it in your lunch sack in a to-go container. 

4
Servings
203
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 Cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

Cut the tomatoes in half. Peel the cucumber, then slice into long quarters and remove the seeds. Cut into large dice. Chop the olives in quarters. Mix the tomatoes, cucumber, and olives in a large bowl. Drizzle with the lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle with the oregano. Add the feta cheese. Toss lightly. Let stand at room temperature for ½ hour to let the flavors marinate before serving.

Greek Salad Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Salad Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.

Greek Salad Wine Pairing

Salads with vinegar-based dressings don't go well with wine. Albariño, torrontés, or riesling with seafood or poultry salads in mayonnaise- or cream-based dressings; pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillion, or grüner veltliner with salads with lemon juice-based dressings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
27%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
70µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.3%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.5%
Vitamin C
18mg
30%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
28µg
35%
Calcium
146mg
15%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
26µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
26µg
6%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
25mg
6%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4%
Phosphorus
105mg
15%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
345mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.9%
Sodium
399mg
17%
Zinc
0.9mg
6.1%