My Favorite Greek Inspired Salad

Nothing better on a Sunday night after a long run, than a massive (and I mean massive, I don’t do small) salad paired up with whatever meat you have in your fridge. I happened to have left over lamb ribs, so it turned out to be a perfect match for my Greek inspired salad. I can have this salad every day. Seriously, I don’t get sick of it. Sometimes I throw in a different ingredient to mix it up, sometimes I’m missing a staple, but just put something else tasty in and it’s still a winner! As you may have noticed, I’m not big on quantities. That’s just because I never now how much I put in of stuff. It’s usually a handful of this and a bit of that. Then taste and decide what you need to do. If you don’t taste your food, you won’t know what you are serving up! Therefore, take a bit of

Baby spinach, tomato, red onion, cucumber, avocado, feta cheese (I only use Dodoni – it’s the best!), sun-dried tomato (because it’s so tasty! I buy the one that is not in oil, because I don’t know what quality oil they use), dried oregano (I’m lucky enough to get some great quality Greek oregano, tastes delish), sea salt and olive oil (also directly imported from Crete, finest quality and veeeeery good! I know, I am spoilt!). I didn’t have any today, but kalamata olives goes very well too.

Then you do like this:

Put the spinach on a plate

Put the spinach on a plate

Add tomatoes - you can use any type

Add tomatoes – you can use any type

Chop the cucumber and put it on top

Chop the cucumber and put it on top

Chop the onion (if you don't like onion, just skip this step) and put on the plate

Chop the onion (if you don’t like onion, just skip this step) and put on the plate

Chop the dried tomatoes (I love these, so I put heaps!!)

Chop the dried tomatoes (I love these, so I put heaps!!)

Mmmm, avocado! I have some every day - great source of fat!

Mmmm, avocado! I have some every day – great source of fat!

Break up a decent amount of feta cheese and spread over the top of your salad

Break up a decent amount of feta cheese and spread over the top of your salad

Drizzle olive oil, salt and oregano on top. Take a photo and post it on Instagram THEN use  some tongs and mix it all together so everything is dressed with oil and oregano!

Drizzle olive oil, salt and oregano on top. Take a photo and post it on Instagram THEN use some tongs and mix it all together so everything is dressed with oil and oregano!

Sooooo tasty! And it goes with anything. Steak, chicken, lamb, fish. And probably even tofu, I have honestly never tried! And it’s so easy and fast you can do it in your sleep, no excuses not to have homemade dinner. You can have the meat cooking while you chop! Looks good doesn’t it? I just smashed that whole plate! Mmmmmmm!!!

Over to some fantastic news (speaking of Greek food…), I am going to Greece in the end of July! Can’t wait!! The Bikini Body Stress is upon me and I have to remind myself, it’s ok. I am fit, healthy and happy. Nothing to stress about! And I get to eat Greek Salad every day! And lie on the beach 🙂 Whiiii!! Then going to Norway for a wedding and to visit friends and family! Can’t wait for that either! Hopefully get to hike in some beautiful mountains in crisp, autumn air then!! After that we are not sure where to go, but will probably have a week where we can go wherever in Europe. Any tips on where’s good in mid September??

Tomorrow I will be one third down in the 30 Day Yoga Challenge! My Something Every Day today was a yoga class in the morning and this evening I felt like moving so I went for a run. Noticed a little knee pain (insert lots of swearing here!!!!) so took it pretty easy and did run/walk intervals and finished with sprints. It turned out to be almost 10kms, so pretty happy with that! What did you do for your Something Every Day today?

Now I am going to chill on the couch and I thiiiiiink I will make some of this while doing a little research on France in September. *Dreaming*

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4 Responses to My Favorite Greek Inspired Salad

  1. Yelly says:

    Have just only very recently discovered the joys of having avocado in my salads and now, I can’t imagine having a shrimp or crayfish salad without avocado! Thanks for the ideas! Also, thanks for coming by the blog and liking my post on baking pan de sal! 🙂

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