Greek – Inspired Chopped Salad

Inspired by a promotional post card from a Realtor, I threw together ingredients on hand to make this colorful, nutritious one-dish meal! Didn’t have feta cheese on hand this time, but next time for sure!

This salad can be a side or complete meal, lunch or dinner. Will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator so it lends well to meal prep for the week.

This is also the type of dish I often take to parties or picnics. I’m usually tasked with a veggie dish and this is something I know I can eat and the kids will eat, when I’m not sure if there will be any healthy options on the menu.

Greek-inspired Chopped Salad -or- Layered Salad

  • 2 c (or 15 oz can) garbanzo beans
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 c cucumber, diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 c red/white onion, finely diced
  • 2 T parsley, chopped
  • Optional Additions: 1 c diced chicken, 1/2 c crumbled feta cheese, 1/2 c chopped olives

Dressing:

  • 3T red wine vinegar
  • 1 t garlic, minced
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • 1/4 c olive oil

In a large serving bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.
Serving options:
1) Add salad ingredients and toss to combine with dressing.
2) Layer salad ingredients and drizzle dressing over top for a pretty presentation.

Serves 6. Can be served at room temperature or refrigerated.IMG_20180419_205130_632

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