Its sizzling hot in melbourne today. 35 degrees, and after a work out, im hungry and needing cooling tummy fix.
This healthy greek salad literally took me 5 minutes to prepare and filled my stomach before I reach for something cooling in the fridge or pantry (usually being icecream or cereal with milk).
I got this real simple recipe from the Mediterranean diet Cookbook by Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos.
MEDITERANEAN DIET has been shown to reduce heart disease, diabetes, promote longevity and prevent unhealthy weight gain.
The diet is characterised with lots of plant food, olive oil, low red meat, moderate amount of dairy , high intake of fish, and moderate wine intake.
Classic Village Style Greek Salad
3 medium tomatoes cut into thick bite size
1 small red onion
1 small Lebanese cucumber
Salt and pepper to taste
Dried oregano (I used a handful of fresh parley)
Balsamic vinegar to taste
1 tbsp of olive oil
For extra flavour add a few cubes of feta cheese/chilli/garlic
Combine tomatoes, onion, cucumber in a bowl, season to taste, add oregano and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
I loved the extra spiciness from chilli and garlic. It Serves an excellent salad that adds freshness to the table. In fact, I love this salad with mexican food – tacos, and burritos.