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Chopped Greek Salad

Jul 13, 2011

Alot of you asked me to share my daily lunch recipe for my chopped Greek Salad. I have been making small tweaks weekly but this is currently what I think is the perfect combo. I use spinach as my lettuce because I love it and dark greens are so good for you. I have tried it with Romain and it is good as well, so use whatever lettuce you have/like. I have also used white beans if I am out of chickpeas, so make substitutions with what you have. I love the addition of the crumbled pita chips it gives the salad a great crunch.

I added the ingredients of this salad in my “Lose It” app on my iPhone to calculate the calories and it came in right over 400 calories which I think is perfect for a lunch. Trust me I always make a huge salad, so you can eat alot for 400 calories. This is a healthy lunch you don’t have to feel guilty eating because you are getting so many fresh vegetables in one serving. Enjoy!

-spinach julienne sliced
-handful chickpeas rinsed
-1 small tomato diced
-diced cucumber
-diced red onion
-diced yellow bell pepper (I usually quarter it so I can use it for 4 salads)
-diced kalamata olives (I always use 7)
-crumbled feta cheese (I think it makes such a difference to buy fresh good feta. I use the kind that comes in water.)
-handful of crumbled pita chips (I prefer Stacy’s whole wheat pita chips)

Mix all ingredients together and toss with red wine vinegar dressing. I usually let my salad sit for a minute or two so the dressing gets absorbed and covers everything.

-about 1 tablespoon olive oil
-about 1/8 cup Red Wine Vinegar
-dash of salt and pepper
Whisk all together. Add more red wine vinegar if needed. I occasionally add in a bit of fresh lemon juice if I have a lemon. I sometimes also add a little chopped fresh dill or parsley to the dressing. Just taste as you make it, I love the red wine vinegar flavor so I use alot of it, but you can definitely do less.



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  1. Bud and Leo says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I always need new lunch ideas because I get bored easily with sandwiches but I think this could be a long-term staple!

  2. megan says:

    Thank you for posting! I love how you use exactly 7 olives. šŸ™‚

  3. This sounds absolutely perfect delicious!

  4. This sounds great because I love feta but hate cooking on the weekends. I like that you just 'assemble' this. Have a great day!!

  5. I make a very similair salad so it's great to know the calorie count now! Although I think I put wayyyy too many olives in!

  6. Mary Loyal says:

    this sounds so refreshing and delicious. i've been in a lunch rut lately so i'm excited to switch it up and try this!

  7. Val says:

    Looks like I will be going to Trader Joe's today!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Thank you! Thank you šŸ™‚ This sounds great! I can't wait to try it!

  9. This just might be lunch today (c: My favorite part of the whole salad are the kalamata olives and the feta…oh yeeeeeeah…nothing like a great salad in the summertime!

  10. Lisa Fergus says:

    Thank you for sharing! YUM!

  11. Yummmm this looks SO good! So making it for lunch tomorrow! šŸ™‚

  12. Taylor says:

    YUM. this seriously so good – and like a salad that would actually keep me full until dinner!

  13. I'll definitely be making this soon! Thanks for the recipe!


  14. Kyle says:

    Looks fresh and delicious. Perfect summer salad. Will definitely try making this week!

  15. GurleeGirrl says:

    Cannot wait to try it – sounds so good!

  16. nicole says:

    Just tried this for lunch and posted it on my blog http://portlandtraveler.tumblr.com/ with credit to you! Awesome healthy lunch:)

  17. I LIVE for Stacy's pita chips. Yum. Can't wait to try this salad soon!

  18. This salad sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  19. Megan says:

    One of my favorite things on earth is greek food, especially a good greek salad. I love your addition of chick peas… going to try your version soon!

  20. Lind Amick says:

    Hi Nat! I can't wait to try the salad recipe. Tay gave me the margarita one, DELISH!! I hope that I will get to see you soon. I will be in Chas at the end of the month.

  21. Whitney Otto says:

    I love this salad! I have been eating it every day and can't get enough. I posted on my blog today!!



  22. Yum! Thanks for the great recipe!