According to the Mayo Clinic, the plant-based, low-saturated fat Mediterranean diet is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular mortality, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.
Serves 6. Recipe is by Cynthia Nobles.
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. minced fresh oregano
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 cup olive oil
Whisk all ingredients together and set aside. (Can be refrigerated up to 1 day.)
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
½ cup green olives
½ cup black olives
1 cucumber, sliced
12 oz. grape tomatoes
1 small red onion, sliced thin
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
½ lb. fat-free Feta cheese
In a large salad bowl, combine everything except cheese. Toss with dressing and crumble Feta on top.