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Great Greek Salad

 
One serving costs about $2.79 One serving costs about $2.79

$2.79 per serving

13 people like this recipe

13 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,gluten free side dish,salad mediterranean,greek,european
spoonacular Score:66%

Spoonacular Score: 66%

 

The recipe Great Greek Salad could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in roughly around 45 minutes. This recipe serves 4. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 262 calories, 11g of protein, and 19g of fat per serving. For $2.79 per serving, this recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 13 people have tried and liked this recipe. This recipe from Foodista requires cucumbers, rice vinegar, kalamatan olives, and onion. It works well as a side dish. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 65%, which is solid. Users who liked this recipe also liked Great Greek Salad, Crock Pot - Great Beef, Great Beans, Great Dip! Longmeadow Farm, and The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: Greek Almond-Anise Cookies.

Greek Salad can be paired with Chardonnay, Agiorgitiko, and Assyrtiko. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. The CalNaturale Chardonnay Lodi with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 11 dollars per bottle.

CalNaturale Chardonnay Lodi

Complexity and intensity define this Chardonnay. The nose is full of citrus, green apple and pear with floral overtones. The flavors are rich on entry with lively fruit in the mid palate and a long fruity, warm finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
6 small
6 small cucumbers
cucumbers
1.5 cups
1.5 cups feta cheese
feta cheese
1 cup
1 cup kalamata olives
kalamata olives
3 cups
3 cups diced roma tomatoes
diced roma tomatoes
0.33 cups
0.33 cups diced oil packed sun dried tomatoes
diced oil packed sun dried tomatoes
0.5
0.5  red onion
red onion
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
rice vinegar
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps seasoning
seasoning
6 small cucumbers
6 small
cucumbers
1.5 cups feta cheese
1.5 cups
feta cheese
1 cup kalamata olives
1 cup
kalamata olives
3 cups diced roma tomatoes
3 cups
diced roma tomatoes
0.33 cups diced oil packed sun dried tomatoes
0.33 cups
diced oil packed sun dried tomatoes
0.5  red onion
0.5
red onion
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp
rice vinegar
0.5 tsps seasoning
0.5 tsps
seasoning

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

In a large salad bowl, toss together the cucumbers, olives, roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons reserved sun-dried tomato oil, red onion, vinegar, and seasoning. Chill until serving. Right before serving toss in the feta and stir to combine.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.79
Ingredient
6 smalls cucumbers
1.5 cups feta cheese
1 cup kalamata olives
3 cups diced roma tomatoes
⅓ cups diced oil packed sun dried tomatoes
½ red onion
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
Price
$2.27
$5.30
$1.54
$0.70
$1.10
$0.18
$0.06
$11.16

Tips

Health Tips

  • With feta cheese, a little goes a long way, so you probably don't need to worry about using low fat varieties (plus, research suggests people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who eat reduced fat products!)

  • Unfortunately feta cheese is high in sodium, so if you're watching your sodium intake you might need to substitute another cheese. Some say rinsing the cheese also reduces its sodium content.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Traditionally, feta cheese is made from sheep's or goat's milk (or a combination of the two). Now some supermarkets sell "feta-style" cheeses made from cow's milk. If you want the authentic feta experience, be sure to read the label carefully.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
261 Calories
10g Protein
18g Total Fat
14g Carbs
16% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
261
13%

Fat
18g
29%

  Saturated Fat
9g
58%

Carbohydrates
14g
5%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
50mg
17%

Sodium
1185mg
52%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
10g
22%

Calcium
350mg
35%

Vitamin B2
0.59mg
35%

Vitamin C
24mg
29%

Phosphorus
269mg
27%

Vitamin K
26µg
25%

Vitamin B6
0.46mg
23%

Vitamin A
1056IU
21%

Potassium
652mg
19%

Fiber
4g
17%

Manganese
0.34mg
17%

Folate
65µg
16%

Vitamin B12
0.95µg
16%

Copper
0.31mg
15%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Magnesium
58mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.21mg
14%

Selenium
9µg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Iron
1mg
9%

Vitamin B3
1mg
7%

Vitamin D
0.23µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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