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2 Healthy Salads and Creamy Greek Salad Dressing

Updated on September 24, 2012

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.

Greek Salad

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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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Judy, what a great hub! I love these kinds of salads and dressings. Thanks for sharing this great hub with us.

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      judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thank you, oceansunsets, for being a loyal visitor to my hubs. I hope you try them and like them!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      OOOOOOHHH, hubby LOVES this!

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      judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Well, just whip him up some! I always make the Greek salad when I run out of lettuce.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      These sound delicious. Just happen to have a new container of feta cheese on hand! The Mexican chicken salad also looks delicious. Thanks for the recipes!

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      judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Peggy, I love feta cheese. It just makes a salad come alive. Thanks for stopping by and your comments.

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      nifty@50 6 years ago

      I've got to book mark that Greek salad Dressing it looks awesome!

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      judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thanks, Nifty. I think it's really good and healthy, too!

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      J Burgraff 5 years ago

      Your dressing sounds great. I make Greek salad all of the time but usually use bottled dressing (I know, ick!). Thanks!

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      judydianne 5 years ago

      I think you will give up bottloed dressing after you try this. Thanks for the comment!

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      Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I have been looking for some good homemade salad dressings -- can't wait to try the Creamy Greek Salad Dressing. It looks really good and much healthier than the store bought dressings. I am bookmarking this page so I get to try this dressing! Thanks for sharing, votes up!

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      judydianne 4 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Efficient Admin, thank you for the nice comments. Hope you enjoy the recipe for Greek salad dressing. It IS good!!!

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      Lady Wolfs 4 years ago

      Nice hub. The Greek homemade dressing and salads sound great. I love trying different salads. Thank you for sharing this.

      Voted up and useful!

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      Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Judydianne, under the Creamy Greek Salad Dressing recipe, can you tell which spice should be used after the parsley? It says minced leaves? Would that be mint leaves, or something else? I am getting ready to make this dressing. Thanks!

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      judydianne 4 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Good catch, Efficient Admin. It is mint leaves. Thank you very much. Enjoy!

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