Greek salad

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Greek salad is a salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and peppers, dressing with olive oil. The key component of the salad is the cheese – traditional Greek cheese – feta from sheep or goat’s milk. The salad has low calorie and very useful fatty acids.

Ingredients

Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, more for sprinkling
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 1 cucumber, cut lengthwise, seeded, and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 5 ounces feta cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes*
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ⅓ cup pitted olives
  • ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves

Nutritional value (per 100 grams):

  • Calories: 89.8 kcal.
  • Proteins: 2.9 gr.
  • Fats: 6.5 gr.
  • Carbohydrates: 3.9 gr.
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