Chunky Mediterranean Salad
4 Tbsp red wine vinaigrette 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
2 cups cherry tomatoes 2 cups fire roasted red peppers
2 cups chopped cucumbers 1 cups crumbled Feta cheese
1 cup chopped red onions 4 cup spinach
Be sure to keep ingredients separate while preparing.
Drain and rinse both the Kalamata olives and the fire-roasted red peppers. Make the dressing by combining equal parts extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar, and stirring vigorously. Equally distribute the prepared ingredients into 4 mason jars. To ensure the freshest salad, add the ingredients in the following sequence: vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions, Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, crumbled Feta, and spinach last. When ready to eat, gently shake the Mason jar, pour out into a salad bowl, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Makes 4 servings
500 mg sodium
The Mediterranean diet and lifestyle have long been associated with excellent heart health and overall longevity. The olives and olive oil in this salad are packed with the heart healthy monounsaturated fats that protect heart and blood vessel health, while also regulating blood pressure. Additionally, the variety of vegetables are rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber, both of which are essential in strengthening your immune system and helping maintain a healthy weight. Lastly, the Feta cheese provides protein, calcium, and a great taste!