Wednesday, June 30, 2010
#02 Greek-style salad
A generous bowl of this Greek-style salad will be filling enough to keep you full for a couple of hours. The raw vegetables will provide vitamins, minerals and cellulose essential for feeling full for longer and burning calories, the feta cheese will provide proteins and fats and the remaining good fats will come from the drizzled olive oil. A complete meal on itself.
I once read a theory that because the human body contains about 70% water, we should eat food that contains about the same amout of water in it. It is not the same as drinking water when eating processed foods (the ones that do not contain water).
This would help the body to maintain its water balance and thus stay healthy.
So if this theory is true, the salad as a complete meal would be closest to that target.
The quantities in the recipe are bigger because the salad will be eaten as a main course and not as a side dish. If you prefer to use it as a side dish then reduce the quantities twice, thus this recipe will serve two.
If you'd like to make it a traditional complete meal, you can add a slice of brpwn wholemeal bread, but if you don't add this will be a suitable dish for the food combining regime recipes.
Let's start then.
2 medium sized ripe tomatoes slices
100 gr feta cheese cut in cubes
1/3 yellow bell pepper - cut in stripes and then each stripe cut to 4-5 pieces.
1/3 red pepper - the same as above
1/3 green pepper - same as above
1/3 cucumber - peeled and cut in half-rounds (cubes will also do)
10 fresh basil leaves
3-4 onion rings - from red onion
olives - green and black
In a bol arrange the first tomato. Top with half the yellow and red peppers. Add half the feta cubes, the cucmber and 8 basil leaves - finely cut. Top with the remaining tomato, the onion trings, thwe remaining peppers, the remaining feta and basil leaves.
To make the dressing: In a cup mix well 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar qith 1 tbsp of olive oil. Drizzle over the salad (you could use only half of the dressing, or adjust to taste.)
Serve and enjoy!