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Simple, Quick Dinner: Chopped Greek Salad


My husband and I love starting out the week with a really healthy meal. Monday dinners are typically the healthiest meals we eat all week long. I guess it's thinking that if we start out the week as healthy as we can be, then we won't feel as guilty if we splurge a little here and there during the coming days.

Recently, I made a chopped Greek salad that was quite healthy -- and simple, to boot.

On a large platter, I added the following:

+ Black pitted olives
+ Chopped red onion
+ Rinsed canned white beans (I used cannelini)
+ Chopped cucumber
+ Reduced fat feta cheese
+ Lettuce
+ Grilled chicken



The vinaigrette was really easy to make -- equal portions of red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of kosher salt and some oregano. I mixed it right in a small mason jar and shook together to combine.



The chicken marinated a few hours in some Greek salad dressing, and then Ian cooked it on the grill.


Right before we ate, I just chopped up the chicken, drizzled the red wine vinaigrette over all ingredients on the platter, and then combined everything with salad tongs. Simple!


10 comments:

  1. I'm always on the look out for new salad ideas-- this looks delicious and simple! My two favorite things!

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  2. I love dinners like that! We always try to kick off Monday with a healthy one too- our summer go-to has been greens/corn/feta/tomato/yellow pepper with a red wine vinaigrette. I feel like I always sleep GREAT on light dinner nights too!

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  3. We eat healthy on Mondays but generally by Thursday it's to hell and a handbasket! LOL

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  4. mmmm feta is my favorite! this sounds delicious xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. this sounds delicious and super easy! thanks for sharing!

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  6. Yum! I love Greek and am always looking for new ways to make it! What kind of marinade did you use on the chicken?

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  7. I love a good salad! And I love feta! Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. Chopped salads are always so pretty! Love the idea of starting Monday off healthy!

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  9. I was just dwelling on a fairly healthy dinner option that we haven't had recently. This may be just the ticket. I love how simple and fresh all these ingredients look and between the beans and the chicken it's enough protein to keep everyone full.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  10. This looks amazing! Your meals are always so creative and yummy.

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