BEST Mediterranean Diet Recipe-Mediterranean Chopped Salad

– For the Dressing: – juice and zest of 2 large lemons use organic if you’re using the zest – ½ cup olive oil – ½-1 teaspoon salt – For the Salad: – 1 large English cucumber finely diced – ½ cup to 1 cup red onion finely diced – 4 Roma or Plum tomatoes finely diced – ¼-½ cup Kalamata olives finely chopped – 1 teaspoon salt (I used sea salt) or more, to taste – ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper or more, to taste


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prep Time

15 mins


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Are you looking for the BEST Mediterranean Recipe?  Easy Mediterranean Chopped Salad is made with cucumbers, tomatoes red onions, Kalamata olives, and a light lemon-olive oil dressing! It is ready in just 15 minutes. Delicious on its own or paired with your favorite protein. Gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free.

What is the Mediterranean Diet?  The Mediterranean Diet consists of plenty of healthy fats and plant-based foods. You eat mostly veggies, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, lean proteins from fish and poultry. Also a part of the diet is healthy fat from extra-virgin olive oil.

Yield: You'll get about 4 servings from this salad. – Storage: If you're making this for meal prep, make dressing and add on when serving. – Make ahead: Make the salad and the dressing ahead of time. You could make the dressing even 5 days before. The salad 1-2 days before.


Can I make this salad with some proteins?  Yes! Any grilled protein would work great (grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, steak).


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