Greek Salad With Turkey, Tzatziki and Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

Greek Salad With Turkey & Tzatziki

This is the perfect light lunch to prepare ahead of time and bring to work, whip up if you have a moment for a quick lunch at home, or serve for guests at a casual affair. This recipe is my twist on a Greek salad and enhanced with homemade dressing. Most store bought salad dressings are loaded with extra fat cals and preservatives. In a nut shell… why have a perfectly low fat salad and ruin it with the dressing, you might as well go enjoy a #1 at Whataburger. Williams-Sonoma sells a nifty device for making your own salad dressing and you can find it here. I garnished this salad with a little tzatziki sauce, which I am personally addicted to. If you aren’t familiar, it is basically Greek yogurt with cucumber and dill. It is diet friendly and great on salads, gyros or served as a dip with crudites & crackers.

RECIPE

  • pre-washed and chopped romaine or shredded iceberg
  • celery
  • cucumber
  • bell pepper
  • reduced-fat feta
  • avocado
  • lemon
  • low sodium sliced deli turkey
  • green onion
  • sea salt & black pepper

PREP

  • add lettuce to a bowl (this step should be easy)
  • chop up the veggies and sprinkle on top
  • add the avocado and drizzle a little lemon juice over it
  • sprinkle the feta cheese
  • dice up the turkey and add
  • dash some S&P
  • garnish on the side with the tzatziki (I buy this brand from central market)
  • finish it off with a little homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing… recipe below

LEMON VINAIGRETTE – 1 serving

  • juice half a lemon in a bowl or in your dressing maker
  • add a teaspoon of red wine vinegar
  • add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • teaspoon of dijon mustard
  • salt, pepper, and beau monde (it is the best all purpose seasoning & I put it on pretty much everything, literally. – you can buy it here or at any grocery store)
  • whisk/shake it all together and serve or store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks
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