Simple Greek Salad

Simple Greek Salad

Simple Greek Salad
Simple Greek Salad
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Simple Greek Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Simple Greek Salad is a great dinner side dish or lunch, its quick to prepare and full of flavor.


Ingredients

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  • 5 oz Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and sliced
  • 8 oz Cherry Tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives
  • 3 oz Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Prepare your veggies by slicing the cherry tomatoes and peeling, removing seeds and slicing the cucumber
  2. Place the spinach into a large bowl. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
     
  3. Drizzle the balsamic dressing over top. Using two large spoons mix the salad together. Enjoy!
 
  • Prep Time: 7
  • Category: Salad, Mediterranean, Sides, Lunch
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 596mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg

Keywords: Greek Salad, Simple Salad, Easy Greek Salad Recipe

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Mediterranean Panzanella Salad

Mediterranean Panzanella Salad
Mediterranean Panzanella Salad
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Mediterranean Panzanella Salad

Mediterranean Panzanella Salad


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

Description

Fresh veggies, sourdough croutons, feta and vinaigrette, savory, sweet, and crunchy Mediterranean Panzanella Salad.


Ingredients

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Salad

  • 1 pinch Pint Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Large Cucumber, peeled, seeded & diced into 1- inch pieces
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, seeded and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper, seeded and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup Basil, juilenned
  • 1/4 cup Feta Cheese
  • 4 Slices Sourdough Bread, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

Make the Vinaigrette
  1. Combine all ingredients into a mason jar or small bowl. With the lid on, shake the mason jar to mix together, or whisk together in the bowl. Set aside.
 
Make the Salad
  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil to pan. Add the bread cubes to the pan and cook until golden brown, tossing occasionally. Remove from heat and all to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, add the tomatoes, bell peppers, basil, feta, cucumber and olives. Next add the bread cubes to the veggies.
  3. Mix the vinaigrette one more time then pour half of the dressing over the salad. Stir the salad together with a large spoon.
  4. Taste the salad and add more of the vinaigrette if needed. Enjoy!

Notes

*Make this salad your own, add your favorite veggies, cheese and enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Salad, Sides, Lunch, Dinner, Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 302
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 436mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
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Fall Friendsgiving Salad with Spinach, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate

Fall Friendsgiving Salad with Spinach, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate

Spinach Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Spinach Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
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Spinach Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad

Fall Friendsgiving Salad with Spinach, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This salad hits all the notes, sweet and savory, tart and crunchy and is the perfect fall side dish!


Ingredients

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Salad:

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1/4 cup Pecans, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Arils
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan Shavings
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
Dressing:
 
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by roasting your sweet potato. Preheat oven to 400° F, get a large sheet tray out and set aside. Peel and dice the sweet potato into 1-inch dice.
  2. Place the diced sweet potato onto your sheet tray and top with 1 tbsp olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Place into the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes until just starting to brown and crisp, stirring halfway. Allow the sweet potato to cool for at least 10 minutes before adding to the salad. (If it is hot it will wilt the spinach!)
     
  3. While the sweet potato roasts, prepare the rest of the salad. Place the baby spinach into a large bowl. Add the pomegranate arils and pecans and using two spoons, toss together.
  4. Next, mix up the dressing. Add all the ingredients into a mason jar, pop a lid on and give it a shake. Or, add the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  5. After the sweet potato has cooled, add to the salad mixture.
  6. Next, pour over 3/4 of the dressing and toss the salad together. Taste for seasoning and add more dressing if you’d like.
  7. Lastly, using a peeler, shave thin pieces of Parmesan cheese to top the salad. Enjoy!
 
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Dinner, Salad, Gluten-Free, Holiday, Mediterranean, Sides, Vegetarian
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 304
  • Fat: 14
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 1

Keywords: Salad, Pomegranate, Sweet Potato, Holiday Sides

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