Grilled Greek Salad

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise, ends trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

Toppings:

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumbers, cubed
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced and/or pickled
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons herbs, such as oregano and dill
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

Seasoned cook: If you’re having this as a main meal, add more protein with lentils, beans, chicken, or canned fish. To make a Nicoise version of this dish, add tuna, an egg, and potatoes. The lettuce makes a great base for other leftovers, too!


Method

  • Mix topping ingredients with the vinegar and oil, set aside.
  • In a heavy pan, heat olive oil and pepper to medium-high.
  • Before the oil starts to smoke add the romaine cut side down. Weight the lettuce down with a heavy lid. There should be a nice sear within 2-4 minutes. Turnover and cover for another minute or two. Then plate.
  • Spoon the mixture generously over the lettuce, sprinkle feta on top, and serve.

Per serving: 202 calories, 7g protein, 20g carbohydrate (7g fiber), 12g fat (3g sat, 9g mono/poly), 295mg sodium