Nutritionist/Dietitian Professional Guide
This simple chopped vegetable Mediterranean salad twist requires just a few ingredients and can be thrown together in no time.
This wonderful salad recipe is perfect for serving as a side dish but also makes an excellent main course.
This Mediterranean Salad is an excellent choice if you want to make an effort to eat more healthfully in this new year. This meal is perfect as a side dish for lunch or supper since it is made with chopped veggies, olives, cheese, and the most straightforward and lightest dressing possible.
Red Wine Vinegar
This recipe calls for one-half of the dressing to be prepared using red wine vinegar. Cooking in the Mediterranean region often uses red wine vinegar as an ingredient. As the name suggests, the primary component of this drink is red wine. Despite this, the wine is converted into vinegar, an acidic substance; hence, vinegar has nearly little alcohol.
It is pretty acidic on its own, similar to the way that other kinds of vinegar are. But after you get the right balance with the olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper, the dish is ready to be served.
Oregano is the most common name under which it is sold in the United States, and most of the time, we buy it without giving it any thought since we just call it "Oregano." Oregano grown in many parts of the world has a flavor profile that is very distinct from one another. The flavor of oregano that comes from Mexico may contain hints of citrus and be somewhat sweeter than other varieties. Alternately, oregano that comes from Greece has a more earthy taste.
Because this is a Mediterranean salad dish, you'll see that I ask for oregano from Greece, giving the word the most genuine feel overall. In light of this, you should use whatever oregano you have on hand if you cannot get Greek oregano, and it will also have excellent taste.
Including chickpeas or garbanzo beans in the dish is my most preferred variant. They are a seamless addition to the mix with the rest of the components. The chickpeas from a can of 15 ounces, after having been drained and washed, may be added to the veggies. There is no need to make any adjustments to the remaining components. This will provide 385 more calories, 70 additional carbohydrates, and 18 additional grams of protein. This will also extend to cover six lunches instead of the original four.
Consuming this Mediterranean cucumber salad as soon as it has been prepared yields the most satisfactory possible results. It will still taste wonderful after reheating from the previous day's leftovers. You may keep any pieces in the refrigerator for up to three days if you place them in an airtight container.
Take notice that the veggies will get mushier and disintegrate the longer it sits at room temperature. Regarding the safety of the meal, this is OK, but it's possible that you won't appreciate it as much. Your palate may be better suited to it, which would explain why you understand it more.
This simple chopped vegetable salad with a Mediterranean twist requires just a few ingredients and can be thrown together in no time. This wonderful salad recipe is perfect for serving as a side dish but also makes an excellent main course.
Please take into consideration that the serving size that has been provided for this recipe is for a side dish. If you want to cook this dish for lunch, there are enough ingredients to satisfy four people.
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It is always challenging when answering questions about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle since each individual has their unique notion of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. There are benefits associated with following a diet similar to that of the Mediterranean. It entails eating a lot of veggies and healthy fats and adhering to a moderate caloric intake. A good portion of everything you see here may be summed up.
If you exclude chickpeas from this salad, it may be safely consumed while following the ketogenic diet.
My Greek salad dressing is delicious, but it is not an actual recipe; instead, it is designed to be similar to Greek salad dressings purchased in the United States. The traditional ingredients for a Mediterranean salad dressing are red wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper, and these are the same ingredients we use in our sauce.