Greek SaladPosted on Jul 23rd 2009 1:00PM by Tanya Zuckerbrot
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Although feta cheese is a source of protein, you should be aware that just one-half a cup contains a whopping 300 calories and 23 grams of fat. By reducing the amount of feta cheese and lightening up the vinaigrette, I shaved off close to 400 calories and 30 grams of fat, making this a figure-friendly delight!
For a delicious and satisfying meal, I often top mine with grilled chicken or tuna for an added boost of protein -- these will fill you up without filling you out.
6 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp fresh chopped garlic
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried dill weed
salt and pepper, to taste
3 large plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped
1/3 red onion, peeled, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded coarsely chopped
1/2 cup pitted black olives, coarsely chopped
6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, vinegar, oregano and dill weed until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Combine the salad ingredients, minus the cheese. Toss with dressing.
3. Sprinkle cheese over top and serve.
Nutrition Facts, Per Serving:
225 calories, 7g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 5g protein, 20g total fat, 5g sat. fat, 411mg sodium.
Readers, I would love to hear from you! Please send me your most favorite fattening recipes that need a RECIPE REHAB! Everything from your mom's meatloaf to your kid's favorite dessert -- let me lighten it up.