Temps are cooling off and summer is winding down. Work and school are back in full swing (goodbye, summer vacations) and it's back to the grind, which means lunch and dinner with limited time. Clean Simple Eats put together this simple greek salad that is an easy lunch or dinner staple. For extra protein, add in some chicken.
GREEK ZUCCHINI SALAD
Makes 8 servings
340 calories / 13F / 34C / 25P
12 oz. grilled chicken breast, chopped
6 oz. uncooked whole
wheat spiral pasta
8 zucchini squash
32 cherry tomatoes, halved
32 black or kalamata olives
½ cup feta cheese
Fresh basil, for garnish
¼ cup avocado oil
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tsp. garlic, minced
Dash sea salt
1. Cook or grill chicken breast. Cook pasta according to the direction on
the package. Whisk or blend together all dressing ingredients.
2. Spiralize the zucchini into noodles. Weigh the zucchini noodles, pasta and dressing separately. Divide the total weight of each by eight to get the amount needed to fill one serving.
Place one serving of the whole wheat noodles and zucchini noodles in a bowl and toss with one serving of the dressing. Top with 1.5 oz. grilled chicken, four cherry tomatoes, four olives, 1 Tbs. feta cheese and a pinch of fresh basil.
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