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Go Greek Recipes for Better Health

Written on November 9, 2012 at 9:10 am , by

Greek Salad from GRK Fresh Greek (Photo by Geert Teuwen)

By now you’ve heard about the Mediterranean diet and how it can boost your heart  health and keep your weight down. This diet, which includes plenty of fresh produce, whole grains and red wine, can also help your bank account because of the reduced meat consumption compared to the typical American diet. Try these Greek salad recipes from GRK Fresh Greek restaurant in New York City for a hearty, meatless meal that will leave you more than satisfied.

Greek Salad
Serves 4

Ingredients
6 vine tomatoes
2 cucumbers
4 Kapello peppers
3 red onion
1 lb. Greek feta cheese
Kalamata olives

  • Cut the tomatoes into wedges, about 6 pieces per tomato. Peel the cucumbers, then slice them into thin half moons. Slice each pepper in half, then de-seed and cut into small links. Halve the red onions, then slice into slivers. Cube the Greek feta cheese.
  • Toss the ingredients with the dressing until coated. Serve immediately.

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Greek oregano to taste
Salt to taste

  • Combine 1 part olive oil to 2 parts balsamic vinegar. Blend with Greek oregano until thoroughly combined. Season with salt to taste.
  • Dressing variation: use a blend of balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar instead of only balsamic.

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