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Savory Keto Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken – Mediterranean Refreshment

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Introduction:

The Mediterranean diet has gained immense popularity over the years for its delicious and healthy offerings. One dish that perfectly embodies the essence of this diet is the Greek Salad. With a keto twist and the addition of succulent grilled chicken, we bring you a Savory Keto Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken. This vibrant and refreshing salad not only satisfies your taste buds but also aligns perfectly with low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets. Let’s dive into the culinary voyage of this Mediterranean delight.

Historical Context:

The traditional Greek salad, known as Horiatiki, is a classic Mediterranean dish that originated in Greece. It’s a simple but flavorful combination of fresh vegetables, olives, feta cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil. The use of these ingredients dates back to ancient Greece, where the olive tree was considered sacred. As for grilled chicken, it’s a modern addition to the classic Greek salad, reflecting the evolution of culinary tastes and preferences. Combining these elements with keto principles, we’ve created a keto-friendly version of this time-honored Mediterranean classic.

Preparation:

1. Marinate and Grill the Chicken:

a. Start by marinating the chicken breasts. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, salt, and pepper to taste. Coat the chicken breasts evenly with this mixture and let them marinate for at least 15 minutes.

b. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the marinated chicken breasts on the grill and cook for approximately 6-7 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Use a meat thermometer to ensure they’re cooked through.

c. Once done, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, slice it into thin strips.

2. Prepare the Salad:

a. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, sliced cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese.

3. Make the Dressing:

a. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. This dressing will infuse your salad with Mediterranean flavors.

4. Combine and Serve:

a. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss it gently to ensure an even distribution of flavors.

b. Top the salad with the grilled chicken slices, and it’s ready to serve. The combination of tender chicken, fresh vegetables, olives, and creamy feta cheese provides a satisfying and keto-friendly meal.

Conclusion:

The Savory Keto Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken is a delightful journey through Mediterranean flavors while staying true to your low-carb dietary goals. By marrying the traditional Greek salad with grilled chicken and a keto-friendly dressing, you get the best of both worlds. This dish offers a burst of colors and flavors on your plate, making it a perfect choice for a refreshing and wholesome meal. Whether you’re following a ketogenic diet or simply craving a taste of the Mediterranean, this salad is a must-try. Enjoy the fusion of ancient and modern culinary influences in each bite!

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prep time
30 minutes.
cooking time
15 minutes.
servings
4
total time
me: 30 minutes.

Equipment

  • ill

  • Tongs

  • Mixing bowl

  • Whisk

  • Salad bowl

  • Sharp knife

  • Cutting board

Ingredients

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 4 cups mixed salad greens (lettuce, spinach, or arugula)

  • 1 cucumber, sliced

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

1
Create the Mediterranean dressing.
2
Combine and serve.
3
4
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