Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tomatoes and Cucumbers: Eat!

Tomatoes and Cucumbers: 
Greek Style


Tomato chopped
Cucumber chopped
Romaine Lettuce (Organic Baby)
Falafel (Fantastic Foods Mix)

Dressing on the Side:  Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Yogurt (Fage)
Finely diced cucumber without seeds
Lemon juice
EVOO (or Flax Oil, Mayo or other)
Iodized Sea Salt

Extra Ingredients:

Feta Cheese
Pine Nuts
Banana Pepper
Anaheim Pepper
Flat Bread


Prepare the falafel mix according to the package directions.

Chop and mix the salad items:  tomato, peeled cucumber, and romaine.

Prepare and mix the dressing items together:   approximately 2/3 cup of yogurt, 1/2 of a finely diced cucumber, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, a dash of dill weed, 2 cloves of minced garlic, a tablespoon of EVOO, and a sprinkle of salt.  This is served on the side of the salad.

Add extra things such as feta and olives, and if you like vary the extra ingredients.  


Fage USA Greek yogurt is made without rBGH or added gelatins, and one cup provides 23 g protein and live active cultures.  φάγε (pronounced fa-yeh, and means "eat!")

To make a complete vegetarian protein protein, this salad combines dairy, grains, and legumes with vegetables.

I use fresh garlic, chop off both ends, slice the clove down the center to remove the stem core, the outer peel, and then mince.

This is a low-to-moderate glycemic index salad, varying on how much, and what kind of bread or grain is eaten.

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