Greek Salad

Photo by Cynthia L. Nobles -- Dietitians and medical personnel recommend a menu that includes such plant-based, low-saturated dishes as Greek Salad.
Photo by Cynthia L. Nobles -- Dietitians and medical personnel recommend a menu that includes such plant-based, low-saturated dishes as Greek Salad.

Diet plays large role in keeping healthy

Cynthia Nobles

Advocate-tested recipe

Greek Salad

Serves 6. Recipe is by Cynthia Nobles, who says, “According to the Mayo Clinic, the plant-based, low-saturated fat Mediterranean diet is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular mortality, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.”

Dressing:

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tsp. minced fresh oregano

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 cup olive oil

Whisk all ingredients together and set aside. (Can be refrigerated up to 1 day.)

Salad:

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

½ cup green olives

½ cup black olives

1 cucumber, sliced

12 ozs. grape tomatoes

1 small red onion, sliced thin

2 stalks celery, sliced

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

½ lb. fat-free feta cheese

In a large salad bowl, combine everything except cheese. Toss with dressing and crumble feta on top.