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Katharine’s Greek God Salad

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To go along with my recent post about the mental health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, I’m sharing this recipe for “Katharine’s Greek God Salad” from the “Cooking to Cure, A Nutritional Approach to Anxiety and Depression” book. It is a delicious, colorful salad that is highly anti-inflammatory and high in calcium, potassium, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin E, as well as many other important mental health nutrients and has 80% of your daily requirement for vitamin B12! And all for just over 400 calories.

Katharine’s Greek God Salad

Servings: 4

1 c. feta cheese, crumbled
1 medium cucumber, chopped
2 – 4 oz. cans sardines, packed in olive oil
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 c. black olives, pitted and halved or sliced
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 small yellow bell pepper, chopped
3 large tomatoes, chopped
4 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Drain oil from sardine cans and whisk together with lemon juice, vinegar, and oregano. Set sardines aside. In a bowl, combine all other ingredients except sardines. Add oil and vinegar mix and toss. Divide onto 4 salad plates and top with sardines.

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