The Greek Salad Goes Keto!
It’s been a great Christmas break, and I’m sure you – like me – are well and truly getting back into your regular eating habits after relaxing over the festive season. Let’s start this year off with a bang, and take a look at this refreshing Keto take on the traditional Greek Salad!
It’s no secret, I’m a Greek boy through-and-through.
When I was growing up I was always a very, very big eater, and ate traditional Greek foods made only from natural, and non-processed ingredients. Because of this, I was always able to easily differentiate between mass-produced food and the real, quality foods I had grown up with.
I strongly believe that as you learn more and more about nutrition, you too will develop this skill and naturally move away from craving junk and processed foods, because the amazing benefits of eating whole and organic ethically sourced foods literally make your body happy.
Like me, I’m sure you’ll soon turn your nose up at packet salads and meals, often packed with nasties not made for your body to digest.
So go on and try making this home made salad as a start. It’s refreshing as it is easy to assemble – very.
Keto Greek Salad
- 50g Black Olives (pitted)
- 100g Grape Tomatoes
- 50g Greek Feta
- 1 Cucumber
- 1/2 Lemon
- 30g Spanish (red) Onion
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- Freshly Crushed Black Pepper
- Pink Himalayan Rock Salt (Yes, the minerals do make a difference…!)
- 50mL Olive Oil, Organic
- 30mL White Vinegar
A quick note about Olive Oils – some of the best olive oils are often found in dark bottles, as UV can damage olive oil. So look out for olive oils in dark bottles and sealed metal cans. Often these are the more expensive varieties, where the oil producer has gone to the effort of shielding their product from UV, however, there are often more affordable alternatives offering lesser, but similar quality and protection.
- Chop up the feta, cucumber, onion.
- Combine the olives, grape tomatoes, feta, cucumber and onion into a bowl.
- Add 1 tablespoon of oregano with a pinch of salt and pepper
- Place the oil into the bowl, and squeeze the 1.2 lemon into bowl after.
- Add 30mL white vinegar and mix gently (don’t break all the feta!)
I’m sure you’ll enjoy the simple, authentic taste of my Keto Greek Salad. Feel free to multiply the ingredients to make more next time!