A lovely lunchtime or dinner treat. Great for the summer when there are plenty of tomatoes and cucumbers growing in the garden – try a beautiful Greek salad to help keep you cool.
Tomatoes and red onions contain health-promoting phytonutrients like lycopene which provide antioxidant protection, onions are also associated heart health. Olives are also health-promoting monounsaturated fatty acids and a good source of vitamin E. Feta cheese is a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
What you need:
100g mixed salad leaves
100g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, chopped
1 cucumber, sliced in quarters
100g coriander, chopped
200g feta cheese, cubed
Juice of one lemon
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
200g feta cheese, cut in small dice or crumbled
What you do:
Place the mixed salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber and olives in a bowl and mix together. Add the feta and coriander, pour the lemon juice over the top and serve.
When cutting the cucumber into quarters, make into quarters first by using you knife to slice along is first that way when you cut across it’s already cut into quarters. You can also pick the coriander leaves instead of chopping them.