2 Healthy Salads and Creamy Greek Salad Dressing
What's for Dinner?
Tired of a hot kitchen? No need to turn your stove or oven on. Make a main dish salad for dinner tonight. Simple, easy and healthy.
Chill your plates. It keeps your salad nice and cool until you are ready to eat.
Place a bed of greens on your chilled plates. Slice a red onion and a cucumber to add to greens. Crumble some feta cheese on top. Next, some black or kalamata olives, then some tomato quarters for a nice presentation.
Top your Greek salad with this creamy Greek salad dressing.
Creamy Greek Salad Dressing
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
4 Tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
4 Tablespoons grated extra-sharp Romano (the sharper the cheese, the less you have to use)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
Pinch of dried oregano, garlic salt and pepper, to taste
Stir ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate several hours. Makes 1 1/2 cups, 20 calories a Tablespoon.
Mexican Chicken Salad
Mix 1/2 cup light mayonnaise with 1/4 cup medium salsa, 1 clove garlic, minced and 1 teaspoon chili powder.
Add 3 cups chopped cooked chicken (I use rotisserie from the deli), 1 cup chopped tomato, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1/2 cup green pepper strips. Toss lightly.
Serve over greens with warm flour tortillas.
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