What are some key ingredients needed to create a traditional Greek lunch?
If you’re in the mood for something light, healthy and packed with flavor, look no further than the Mediterranean diet. This popular way of eating emphasizes fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains and lean proteins, as well as heart-healthy olive oil and a few select spices.
One of the most beloved cuisines of the Mediterranean is Greek food, which offers plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to prepare a satisfying Greek lunch in a flash.
Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano, salt, and pepper. Grill the chicken for 4-6 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. Whisk together the red wine vinegar and olive oil and drizzle over the salad. Toss to combine.
Divide the salad between two plates and top each with sliced chicken.
Enjoy your Mediterranean delight!