Dreaming of your holidays? This vibrant Greek salad skewer diet recipe will take you there in a flash. #foodstagram #healthychoices #recipeshare
I don’t know about you but my holiday envy is in full swing. Facebook is a continuous scrolling parade of white sand, blue seas and brown legs – and the TV is wall to wall ads for sun cream and razors.
Meanwhile I’m at home, still dieting, still hunting for a miraculous swimsuit and still trying to find the European health cards (if you’ve forgotten to dig yours out, consider this a public service reminder).
Thank goodness, then, for sunshine food like this Greek salad skewer recipe. I’m not sure why spearing all the usual ingredients (tomatoes, feta, peppers, cucumber, red onion) onto a skewer makes them more interesting but it just does. Trust me. Add the herby balsamic dressing and it’s summer eating on a stick.
They couldn’t be easier to make either, so kick back, close your eyes and dream your way to a Greek island.
Greek Salad Skewers
These colourful sticks of goodness look so cheery. They taste of summer.
Serves 2 • Ready in 10 minutes
2 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes before use
8 large black olives
8 cherry tomatoes
1 yellow pepper, cut into 8 squares
½ red onion, cut in half and separated into 8 pieces
100g (about 10cm) cucumber, cut into 4 slices and halved
100g feta, cut into 8 cubes
For the dressing:
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
½ clove garlic, peeled and crushed
Few leaves basil, finely chopped (or ½ tsp dried
mixed herbs to replace basil and oregano)
Few leaves oregano, finely chopped
Generous seasoning of salt and freshly ground black pepper
• Thread each skewer with the salad ingredients in the order: olive, tomato, yellow pepper, red onion, cucumber, feta, tomato, olive, yellow pepper, red onion, cucumber, feta.
• Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix together thoroughly. Pour over the skewers.
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