Whether you are eating for one or have a family of four getting back in the kitchen can be simple, savory, nutritious, and incredibly edible!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Refreshing Greek Salad
Today will be a whopping 90*F in San Diego--break out the fans and turn on the A/C...first time for the summer. I know, don't hate me! As my family and friends are suffering from months of 100 degree heat, I feel that it is important to keep the ovens OFF and the fair FRESH!
Get inspired by the heat and create a refreshing picnic tonight instead. Here are a couple of ideas for a quick picnic: 1. Rotisserie chicken, gazpacho (see previous post), and grilled flat bread 2. Smoked salmon, cold cucumber and vinegar salad, and orzo pasta salad 3. My pick for tonight: Chicken skewers (marinate in Wishbone Italian dressing), Greek salad(recipe below), and a crust baguette Greek Salad Serves 2-4
4 large tomatoes, cubed
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 red onion, sliced and 2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup green or black olives, chopped (can be omitted)
1 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt or Kosher salt to taste
Feta cheese, crumble on top Directions:
Gently toss ingredients together and season with salt. Crumble on top and serve! Yes, it's reallythat simple! Enjoy your picnic!
Looking back, most of my fondest memories are accompanied by fabulous food, family, and friends. As a dietitian, wife, and athlete my thoughts constantly revolve around food. This blog is meant to share some of my "edible thoughts" on ways to save time, create quick treats, balance the scales of life, and focus on health. I hope you find something tasty to chew on!