Traditional Greek Salad

I LOVE Greek salad.  What I don’t love is ordering it in a restaurant and being incredibly disappointed pretty much every time.  Greek salad doesn’t have lettuce in it.  It’s full of chunky vegetables and kalamata olives!  They should be the star of the show, and not just a garnish atop iceberg lettuce!  Rant over.  Here’s how to make a simple Greek salad that surely won’t disappoint!


Greek Salad

  • 4 tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 cucumber, cut into chunks
  • 1 green pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 5 oz goat’s milk feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Serve immediately.

If serving a large number of people, you can cut up all of the vegetables ahead of time.  Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, black pepper, and garlic in a separate bowl and set aside.  Mix in the dressing just before serving.

Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

This mock tuna salad recipe always makes me feel so good because I get to pretend I’m eating a lot of mayonnaise without all the guilt.  Use it to top a salad, use it as a dip, or do what our 21 month old did and eat it with a spoon.  Either way, it’s something that you can feel good about eating! IMG_7774.JPG Chickpea “Tuna” Salad

  • 1 can chick peas, rinsed
  • 1 rib celery, minced
  • 1/4 red onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup cashew mayo
  • 1 tsp celery salt

Pulse chickpeas in a food processor until broken up but not fine.  Mix well with the rest of the ingredients.

The Simple Salad

Think you don’t have time to make a salad? Think again. And before you balk at how simple this salad is, I urge you to give it a go. It just may be your new favourite side dish. I’ve been eating a salad every single night since I remembered how much I love flax oil. It tastes amazing, and it’s full of good fats, containing both omega-3 EFAs (essential fatty acids) and omega-6 fatty acids.  Keep it simple, and you too can enjoy delicious greens every evening 😉


The Simple Salad

Organic mixed greens
Flax oil
Sea salt

Toss some greens in a bowl, splash some flax oil on top, and dash with a large pinch of sea salt. Mix and enjoy!