The Ultimate Greek Salad

“Healthy January” continues with a salad I have been ADDICTED to for the past 2 weeks!  Easy to throw together, full of deliciousness and a fabulous detox all at the same time.  Chop the veggies however you like and feel free to add more or less of any of the  ingredients listed (omtting anything you don’t like) to make this salad your own.

The Ultimate Greek Salad

Makes 2 dinner servings or 4 side servings

Ingredients:

1 medium cucumber, chopped

2 medium tomatoes, sliced

1/2 of a medium red onion, chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1/4 cup olives- I like to use a combo of green and Kalamata

1/4 cup Italian parseley, chopped fine

2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 cup red wine vinegar (you could also use balsamic, rice, cider or white wine vinegar)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (nows the time to use the good stuff!)

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Chop up the first 9 ingredients and place in a large mixing bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk vinegar and olive oil well.  Season with salt and pepper to your liking and then pour over chopped veggies and toss to combine.  Note: you may not need to use all of the dressing.

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