Recipe by USA WEEKEND
"What's the best diet? No question, according to dozens of recent studies: The Mediterranean diet wins, hands down. Why is the Med diet so good for you? Top reasons: high antioxidants and fiber in plant foods; good fat in olive oil and fish; and less bad fat, less iron and fewer carcinogens (from eating fewer animal foods)."
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roughly chopped raw vegetables (I like a combination of carrots, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, green or red bell peppers, and zucchini)
feta cheese, crumbled
sliced Kalamata olives
torn basil leaves
extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Can't go wrong on this as the recipe is so versatile. Great way to put something fresh and nutritious on the supper table while at the same time make use of the fresh vegetables in your refrigerator. As for the cheese, the Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano I had on hand would have worked just as well, but I stuck to the recipe and sent Hubs out for the feta. I did change the dressing to the 3:1 ratio of olive oil to vinegar I prefer and used red wine vinegar rather than balsamic (not a fan of it). Light and fresh, delicious and pretty. By all means, include the fresh basil if possible - it really makes a difference.
Very good and easy. A great and healthy way to use garden veggies up.
Delicious. The basil, olives and feta cheese add lots of flavor. Will make this recipe again.
Excellet salad very fresh, I absoulutley loved this recipe I have made it alot! even my husband who is finicky about vegetables loved it1
Awesome! Everyone LOVED this salad at our BBQ tonight. I used 1 Red Pepper, 1 Orange Pepper, a bunch of baby cucumbers, grape tomatoes, an olive medley (from the olive bar at the grocery store), and a little red onion. Sooo good with the basil and Feta.
I loved it,easy to make fast clean up. I added pepperoni and substituted baby spinach instead of Basil...
Great way to get your veggies! I used zucchini, green pepper, broccoli, tomato, black olives, cucumber, carrots, and mushrooms for the vegetables. I think I would have liked it better without the broccoli & possibly carrots (at least in my version, just would have blended better without them). Tasted a lot like a true Greek salad, especially with the tomato, cucumber, black olives, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar & feta. Thank You!
FANTASTIC!!! I used red bell pepper, broccoli, cauliflour, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, and basil. I'll be replacing green salad for this on many dinners. I'm sure I will be making this over and over again!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mediterranean Medley Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 111
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