This Greek salad recipe is so easy to follow. Children love to chop and prepare salad vegetables, turning them into a beautiful, colourful dish.
Delicious served with warm wholemeal pitta bread and houmous.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons and cups; chop using the bridge/claw technique safely; whisk.
Chopping board, knife, large bowl, measuring jug, fork/whisk, measuring spoons.
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Ingredients (serves 4):
- 2 large tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 100g feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
- 50g black olives, de-stoned
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
- Place the prepared tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta and olives into a bowl.
In a jug mix together the olive oil and lemon juice.
Pour the dressing over the salad and scatter the mint leaves on top.
So thinking about Greek Salad ...
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and salt and high in vitamins and minerals.
Feta cheese is a source of protein and calcium. Although lower in fat than some cheeses it should be used sparingly due to its very high salt content.
Salad dressing can be high in fat because oil is usually the main ingredient. Using unsaturated oil, such as olive or rapeseed oil, is a healthier choice but still only use small amounts.
per 212g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 354kJ / 85kcal
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