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Need a quick and easy homemade salad? In 15 minutes, you can toss a healthy and hearty Mediterranean Chopped Salad with a homemade herby Greek yogurt dressing. It looks and tastes fantastic and is a complete meal that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner, thanks to the rainbow of vegetables and protein-packed chickpeas. Add a piece of Lemon Baked Salmon or juicy Hasselback Chicken if you want more protein.
How many calories are in a Mediterranean chopped salad?
There are 570 calories in the Mediterranean chopped salad.
What is Mediterranean chopped salad?
Mediterranean Chopped salad is a combination of assorted chopped Mediterranean vegetables tossed or topped in a salad dressing of your choice.
What is the difference between a Greek salad and a Mediterranean salad?
The two salads are very similar with the main differences being Mediterranean salad contains chickpeas and a creamy dressing whereas Greek salad typically contains a red wine vinegarette.
Is Mediterranean salad good for you?
Yes, Mediterranean salad is good for you. One serving provides almost half of your daily fiber needs. It's also packed with protein. Additionally, it's a good source of calcium which is essential for bone health. Furthermore, it's rich in potassium and iron which are essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure and producing red blood cells.
- 2 heads Romaine Lettuce, chopped
- 15 Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 medium Cucumber, diced medium
- 1 (15ounce) can Chickpeas, drained, rinsed
- ¼ cup Red Onions, chopped
- ¼ cup Pitted Kalamata Olives, cut in half
- ¼ cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, deseeded, diced medium
- 1 ripe Avocado, diced medium
Herby Greek Yogurt Dressing
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
- 2 cloves Garlic, peeled, minced
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon Basil, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/8 tsp Salt
Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Layer the remainder of the salad ingredients in separate lines on top of the lettuce.
Herby Greek Yogurt Dresssing
Add the Greek yogurt, garlic, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, basil and parsley into a mixing bowl whisking everything together until combined.
Slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking to emulsify the dressing, seasoning with salt to finish.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad ingredients before serving chilled.
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