Eating a Mediterranean Diet is highly recommended by the American Heart Association. The diet consists of eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts; replacing butter with healthy fats, such as olive oil and canola oil; and using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
This Cucumber Greek Salad is a quick 10-minute, low-sugar, low-carb dish you can add to any meal. To make a vegan version, just swap the feta cheese for a salty vegan cheese of your choice. Since BBQ season has officially begun, this is a great salad to serve at outdoor summer parties. ENJOY!
- 2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped into ¼ inch slices
- 4 to 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- ½ of a red onion, sliced
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Black olives, pitted and sliced (to taste)
- In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions.
- In a smaller bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and dried oregano. Pour over the vegetables and mix well. Season salad with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle feta cheese and olives over the top of salad and mix. Taste and adjust spices if needed. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
Recipe by: Belle of the Kitchen
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