Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Skinny Chopped Greek Salad
(152 calories | 4 4 4 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Skinny Chopped Greek Salad. Chickpeas, cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives and feta cheese tossed in a simple lemon olive oil dressing.
The recipe called for some chopped romaine but I intentionally left it out, so I could store this easy, healthy chopped Greek salad in the fridge for a couple of days without it getting soggy.
Skinny on Chopped Greek Salad
If you're a Greek salad fan like me, this is a fun twist that holds up for a couple of days in the fridge, making it a great choice to pack for work.
I eat at home most days and love having something quick and easy ready and waiting. This salad definitely does the trick.
The chickpeas with their protein and fiber make it a little more filling too.
According to my calculations each serving has 152 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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I thought this salad was delicious as written, but feel free to experiment and adjust it to suit your tastes. The great thing about salads is that they hardly need a recipe at all. If you wanted to jazz it up a bit, a little oregano, chopped fresh dill, or mint would be nice.
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Chopped Greek Salad Recipe
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 can (14 to 19 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and cubed
- 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
- ½ cup finely chopped red onion
- ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- In a small bowl make the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice, olive oil, pepper and salt, then set it aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, cucumber, red bell pepper, romaine, tomatoes, red onion, and olives.
- Drizzle the dressing over the chopped salad ingredients and toss gently to coat everything with the dressing.
- Taste and add more salt and pepper, if necessary, to suit your tastes. Sprinkle with the feta and serve immediately
Source: Slightly adapted from 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking: 500 Recipes for Lifelong Wellness by Camilla V. Saulsbury
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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