It has been years and I can still remember how good the salads were in Greece. I can still pick some ingredients from my memory like feta, tomatoes, olives, lettuce, loads of extra virgin olive oil. The freshness of the vegetables in my mouth and the sweetness of the tomatoes are still vivid. I rarely order salads in restaurants but when I was in Greece, it was one of the dishes that I kept on ordering. The flavors of freshness were explosive in the mouth and their salad convinced me how important the quality of the vegetables are. The main rule applies - the simpler, the better.
Thinking of good, simple food, here is my take on Greek salad. It has a solid Mediterranean stamp on it. It is as healthy as you can imagine with fresh vegetables coupled with feta cheese. I added some lemon zest to give it a hint of lovely citrus flavor. I actually love adding citrus zest to some of dishes to attain that flavor. It's one of the salads that I can keep on eating everyday.
I created this Healthy Greek Salad recipe for Skinny Ms., a site dedicated for healthy living where you can get a lot of tips on how to take care of your body and nutritious recipes to stay fit. You will love this simple and nutritious Mediterranean salad. Enjoy!