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!


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

  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!

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

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

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

  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?

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

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

  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!

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


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