Greetings Friends! As a salad lover, I love to try unusual combinations or mix up new varieties on a classic. There are two things that ruin a good salad for me. First, I dislike iceberg lettuce, period! Also, overdressing makes a perfectly good salad soggy and adds unwanted calories. My recent favorite has been my own version of the traditional Greek salad. This recipe is a large portion, as in my dinner, for one or could be a side salad for two.
Secret Garden Herbs Dressing:
Mix the following ingredients in a mason jar, pour into a cruet and set aside.
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 Tablespoon roasted garlic vinegar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Combine the following:
2-3 cups chopped Ruby red lettuce
1/4 cup Feta cheese
10-12 grape tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped celery
8-10 Kalamata pitted black olives
*Recipe including 1/2 of dressing prepared is 366 calories
Very sparingly add dressing, a drizzle at a time and toss salad. The key to crisp yumminess is to not over dress! It will be soggy if you use all that is mixed!
Voila'! My favorite salad and dressing recipe for less than 400 *calories! What is your favorite salad recipe? Please share!
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