Village Greek Salad with Chicken

Village Greek Salad with Chicken

A village style Greek salad, known as “horiatiki” in Greece, typically does not use lettuce and the vegetables are in rough chunks. Adding lean chicken makes it hearty enough to be a light meal with some crusty bread. It is even better in the summer when tomatoes and produce are at their peak of freshness.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, medium, unpeeled
  • 1 green pepper, medium, cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, medium, cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion, medium, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups (750 mL) chicken breasts, cooked cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) black olives, pitted, sliced
  • 6 oz (175 g) feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) thyme, dried
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the cucumber in half length-wise and then slice each half into 2 or 3 long strips. Cut across into 1 inch (2.5 cm) chunks and add to a large salad bowl. Add cherry tomatoes, red onion, red and green pepper and garlic to bowl.

  2. Add chopped cooked chicken and sliced olives to salad bowl.

  3. Crumble feta and add to bowl. Sprinkle with dried oregano, dried thyme, lemon juice and olive oil. Toss it all together and put in the refrigerator for at least a half hour for flavours to mingle. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more lemon juice if you like your salad more tart.

  4. To serve, toss again and garnish with a generous grind of fresh ground black pepper.

Bottle lemon juice is more tart and stronger than fresh. If you use the bottled lemon juice add a bit less and then taste and adjust to your preference.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 240 g serving Amount
  • Calories 270
  • Protein 28 g
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Cholesterol 85 mg
  • Sodium 450 mg
  • Per 240 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 16
  • Calcium 20
  • Iron 8
  • Vitamin A 15
  • Vitamin C 120
  • Vitamin B6 40
  • Vitamin B12 36
  • Folate 13
  • Magnesium 17
  • Zinc 20

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