Greek Salad





My sister Savithri is another fabulous cook in our family in addition to being a baker extraordinaire. She loves salads and made this fresh and juicy greek summer salad for our 'sisters spa day'.  We spent a wonderful evening doing yoga, drinking refreshing hydrating teas, watched a couple of chick flicks, and eating this healthy salad.  The main ingredients for this salad are juicy tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, lemon juice, feta cheese, black olives, and chopped mint. We added red peppers to this version, you can make several variations on this salad by adding chickpeas, other colored peppers inlcuding hot peppers or banana peppers. It was filling, super healthy, low in calories, and delicious. Taking time out to relax, breathe deeply, and eat healthy are great ways to manage the overwhelming pressures of a busy life. I'm noticing the positive impact already! 





Ingredients
2 large tomatoes (or 1 package cherry tomatoes), 1 medium cucumber, 1 heart romaine lettuce, 5 black olives, 1/2 medium red onion,  1/4 pound feta cheese, 1 tsp fennel fronds,  handful of chopped mint, 1 tsp lemon zest, juice of 1 lemon, Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Rough chop the tomatoes, cucumber, romaine lettuce, black olives, and red onion into medium chunks. (We also added red peppers to our salad, but its optional)
2. Assemble all the ingredients into a large salad bowl and mix. 
3. Crumble the feta cheese last so it doesn't disintegrate into the salad.





10 comments:

Subhashini said...

Looks delicious

Arthi said...

Love the salad. Very simple. I love tomatoes in salad. Very nice recipe. Awesome click.

Savithri said...

This salad is delicious and satisfying! Love the pics:)

A_and_N said...

The pictures reflect the freshness and the relaxation :)

Lovely blog!

Nags said...

kanch, thank you so much for your lovely lovely comment. i realise how much i have come in food blogging when i hear from some old friends like you :) its true! i enjoy this whole thing immensely and that's taken me further than i had imagined!

btw, i am super glad to see you back in action with a gorgeous salad :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Tasty and healthy salad. Am a salad lover, be it any combo. Click is good too.

The Foodie Traveller said...

Beautiful!!! Looks very very refreshing and a must try...

G. Krishnan said...

Latha and I are booking our tickets to Chicago! krishnan

Sri said...

Kanchana - Beautiful blog and excellent recipes. I personally loved the mint, zest drink you made this past weekend. My M-I-L made a mouth-watering dish from the grilled paneer as well

Kalakku Kanchana Kalakku!!

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Rob Johnson said...

Looks awesome, thanks for this! Great food sensory !