This chopped greek salad is going to become your new go-to lunch or dinner recipe, because it could not be easier to throw together! This chopped greek salad is vegan, gluten free, grain free, Whole30 approved and seriously so simple!
Why you will love this Chopped Greek Salad
Most of the ingredients for this chopped greek salad are actually pantry staples. And it's so simple to always have a cucumber or two in the fridge. So you can easily throw this chopped greek salad together without much effort! You don't even have to make the dressing, just pour the vinegar right over the veggies. See I told you this was simple!
Here are a few things you may not know about me:
First, I love greek salad, but I dislike olives. Like a lot. It's seriously a problem because I feel like I should love them. Maybe I'll try them again, any favorite recipes for me to try them in? But my hate of olives usually ruins eating a greek salad out at a restaurant. I always forget they are included until it's too late! So making my chopped greek salad at home = no olives!
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Second, I used to take my lunch with me EVERYDAY to work back in my corporate days, and it was almost always a salad or leftovers over a salad. This girl LOVES salad! But since I started working for myself, I don't eat as much salad. But I seriously miss having my salad lunches, so they are coming back in the new year!
Third, I was a vegetarian for over 10 years (all of my teens) but only started eating vegetables in my 20's. Before that the closest thing I would eat to a vegetable was spaghetti sauce or the veggies on my pizza. That counts right? During my 20's I started cooking for myself and realized that I was missing out on a huge part of the grocery store by not eating vegetables. Oh, and these veggies were actually pretty delicious! I didn't discover artichokes or hearts of palm until my late 20's and now I look for ways to incorporate them in my life more often. This easy paleo artichoke hummus or this greek zoodle bowl are some of my favorite ways!
I told you all of that to encourage you to be open to try new things, eat more salad because it's so good for you and motivate you to eat more veggies, it's never too late to start! Oh and salads like this are perfect for making the night before, dressing and all, and not having to worry about them the next morning! I will mention that cucumbers tend to get a little weird after being chopped for a day or two, so if you are going to make this salad for the entire week, you may want to omit the cucumbers.
Make sure to check out this greek zoodle bowl.
Chopped Greek Salad
- 1 can artichokes in water - drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup roasted red and yellow peppers - about 1-2 peppers in the jar
- 2 tbsp capers - chopped
- 1/4 cup heart of palm in water - drained and chopped
- 1/2 cup cucumber - chopped
- 2 tbsp red onion - chopped
- 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder - or garlic granules
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Chop all of the veggies into bite size pieces.
- Add the red wine vinegar and spices. Stir well
- Enjoy with your favorite protein.
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What about you?
- What is your favorite salad recipe?
- Do you love olives?