Mediterranean Chopped Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

This Mediterranean Chopped Salad is a vibrant, nutritious dish perfect for a light lunch or a refreshing side. Packed with crisp vegetables, protein-rich chickpeas, tangy feta cheese, and a medley of flavorful olives, it's tossed in a simple vinaigrette for a delicious and healthy meal.

Mediterranean Chopped Salad Ingredients

▪️ 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
▪️ 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
▪️ 1 cucumber, diced
▪️ 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
▪️ 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
▪️ 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
▪️ 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
▪️ 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

For the Vinaigrette:

▪️ 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
▪️ 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
▪️ 1 tablespoon lemon juice
▪️ 1 teaspoon dried oregano
▪️ Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Mediterranean Chopped Salad

For the Salad:

Step 1: In a large salad bowl, combine the chopped romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, chickpeas, and walnuts.

For the Vinaigrette:

Step 1: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and pepper until well combined.

Assembling the Salad:

Step 1: Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to combine.

Step 2: Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to an hour to allow the flavors to meld.

Enjoy your Mediterranean Chopped Salad!

Overview of Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Category Details
Preparation Time15 minutes
Cooking Time0 minutes
Servings4 servings
Nutritional InformationProtein: 10g, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fats: 15g (per serving)
Main IngredientsRomaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, chickpeas, walnuts
Sauce IngredientsOlive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano
Cooking MethodNone
Meal CategoriesSalad
Key FlavorsTangy, savory
TextureCrisp, crunchy
Dietary InformationVegetarian, gluten-free
Allergen InformationContains dairy, nuts
Storage TipsBest served fresh. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
Serving SuggestionsServe cold

Fun Facts about Mediterranean Chopped Salad

▪️ This salad is inspired by the fresh and flavorful ingredients commonly found in Mediterranean cuisine.
▪️ The combination of vegetables, chickpeas, and feta provides a balance of textures and flavors.

Mediterranean Chopped Salad Pairing Suggestions

▪️ Mediterranean Chopped Salad pairs well with a light white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
▪️ Serve with a side of warm pita bread or a bowl of hummus for a complete meal.
▪️ Complement the salad with a simple grilled chicken breast for added protein.

Related Recipes

▪️ Greek Salad: Another classic Mediterranean salad with fresh vegetables and feta cheese.
▪️ Falafel and Couscous Bowl with Avocado Dressing: A hearty and flavorful bowl perfect for lunch or dinner.

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