This is a very easy salad to put together on a warm summers evening or when you just don’t have a lot of time to stand in the kitchen for too long. Tomatoes are a great source of antioxidants, which some scientists believe have a role in preventing some types of cancer. In addition tomatoes also contain lots of potassium and vitamins C, B-complex and A, which make them great as a snack or you can add them to a salad (see recipe below).
The olives in this salad contain good amounts of heart healthy unsaturated fats, which can reduce your risk of heart disease.
Serves 2 (2 GLs per serving)
- 85g feta cheese, cubed
- 3 vine ripened tomatoes, de-seeded and cut into chunks
- 10 cm cucumber cut into chunks
- 55g black olives
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Place feta, cucumber, tomatoes and olives in a bowl.
- Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice, black pepper and oregano to make the dressing.
- Pour the dressing over the salad, mix well and serve.
In this blog section of my site, I write articles about specific health issues related to nutritional therapy but I also use this space to post tasty, easy to prepare recipes bursting with good nutrients. I am based in Ealing, west London and see clients from one of my family friendly, centrally located practices in Ealing but also run a practice from the City of London (E1), called Vital Health Nutrition. I specialise in Fertility, Woman’s Health, Children’s Health and Weight Loss but I can also offer support in a range of other health issues. Simply call me on 07967 639347 to discuss the options.