Doctors have long championed traditional Greek cuisine. It is plentiful in fish, produce, nuts, legumes and olive oil. The average Greek lives to the age of 79.2 due to their heart-healthy cuisine. Now, landmark studies indicate it also reduces diabetes risk by 83%, controlling the condition without drugs for those who have type-2. My Greek Salad recipe below is 72 calories per serving. If you’d like to make this your main dish, enjoy a triple serving! Or, double the serving and enjoy the Greek classic dessert– mix fresh diced fruit with a carton of plain Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and 3 tablespoons walnuts.
Ingredients for 6 servings:
6 leaves Romaine lettuce, torn into 1-1/2-inch pieces
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
3 black olives
Combine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion and cheese in large serving bowl. Add salt and pepper if desired.
Whisk together oil, lemon juice, oregano and salt in small bowl. Pour over lettuce mixture; toss until coated. Serve immediately.