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Welcome to 30 Days on a Mediterranean Diet, our new blog series! It’s no secret that eating the Mediterranean way helps with heart health and weight loss. But fast-paced modern living makes it hard to stick to any diet, which is why each 30 Days on a Mediterranean Diet post will feature a healthy Mediterranean recipe.
This recipe is the epitome of ‘healthy made convenient’ tossed with a bit of awesome. Simply dice up the veg with pre-cooked chicken and you have a delicious work lunch or quick-prep dinner.
Vinegar and fresh herbs keep this classic dish tasting bold, while olives, cucumber and tomatoes help keep the nutrient value high. The perfect balance? I think so.
P.S. – Try a half portion in a whole wheat pita. It’s a bomb on-the-go meal!
Makes 4 servings
1/3 cup red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken, (about 12 oz.)
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup sliced ripe black olives
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Prep & Cook
- Whisk vinegar, oil, dill (or oregano), garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
- Add lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives and feta.
- Toss to coat.
By: Laurentia Guesman,