Vegan Greek Salad!

Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start!

I love Greek salad… light, clean and delicious, it’s been a favorite for years! What I don’t love is all the dairy. Having noticed long ago that dairy make me feel congested and bloated, I avoid it whenever possible. But I’m creative with my diet and I came up with a yummy , easy and healthy recipe for you today that will allow you to enjoy a Greek salad without the mucous producing effects of feta. It’ll also allow you to take advantage of the delicious tomatoes and cucumbers that are just about to go out of season. If you buy organic or from farmers markets, then you know these vegetables are just bursting with flavor, begging to be tossed in a wholesome salad.

Rather than feta, I use olives and instead of Greek yogurt, I used unsweetened coconut yogurt, The results were awesome! It’s my new favorite salad.

Once you’ve tried it I’d love to hear your feedback. It’s always nice to hear from you!

Wishing you a happy week!
B

Greek Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced cucumber
  • 2 cups chopped heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 2 scallions, sliced thin (white parts only)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives or to taste preference

Dressing

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Chopped dill (1/4 to 1/2 cup depending on taste preference)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Water to thin out dressing
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Combine salad ingredients in a bowl and set aside
  • Combine dressing ingredients, using water to thin out dressing to preferred consistency
  • Add dressing to the vegetables and combine well

Can be enjoyed alone or as a side dish.
Enjoy!

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4 comments on “Vegan Greek Salad!

  1. Sheila West

    Hi Barbara the salad looks beautiful, please can you do a video with salad dressing ideas not using any dairy.

    Thank you and I love your weekly videos very inspiring

    Reply
    1. Barbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Hi Sheila,

      I am so glad you find my videos useful and inspiring! Here is a chimichurri salad dressing recipe that I love. I find that adding herbs to salads can really take the need away for having heavy dressings at all. Often just a drizzle of your favorite oil in addition to the herbs is enough to really add great flavor. Let me know what you think if you give it a try!

      ~ B

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