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!
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.