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Layered Mediterranean Salad

Discussion in 'Food Recipes' started by Donna - dsw, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    Layered Mediterranean Salad with Creamy Yogurt Cucumber Dressing

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    Course: light meals
    POINTS® Value: 1
    Servings: 6
    Preparation Time: 15 min
    Cooking Time: 0 min
    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Layering salad ingredients is such an easy way to impress guests. Toss the salad at the table so they can admire all the textures and colors.

    Ingredients

    1 cup(s) Weight Watchers Plain Natural Nonfat Yogurt
    1 Tbsp scallion(s), chopped
    1/2 cup(s) English cucumber, peeled, chopped
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1/4 tsp kosher salt
    1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste 2 Tbsp mint leaves, fresh, chopped
    1 small sweet red pepper(s), cut in strips
    5 cup(s) romaine lettuce, chopped
    1 cup(s) canned chickpeas, rinsed, drained
    1 cup(s) red onion(s), sliced
    1 cup(s) English cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced
    1 cup(s) grape tomatoes, cut in half
    2 Tbsp reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
    8 medium olive(s), Kalamata, pitted, coarsely chopped
    1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste

    Instructions

    Place first seven ingredients in a glass or plastic container; mix well. Cover and refrigerate, at least 30 minutes, until ready to serve.*

    Meanwhile, layer salad ingredients in a large glass container in the following order: red pepper, half of lettuce, chickpeas, onion, remaining lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes. Refrigerate salad until ready to serve.

    Just before serving, spoon yogurt dressing over top; garnish with feta, olives and pepper. Toss and serve. Yields about 2 cups per serving.
    Notes

    • *To create a thicker dressing, strain the yogurt prior to combining it with the other ingredients. To drain, place unbleached paper coffee filters in the bottom of a strainer and place over a dish or bowl to capture liquid. Pour yogurt on top of filter and cover the strainer. Place in refrigerator and allow liquid to drain until it reaches the desired consistency.
     

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