Health & Wellness

Recipe: Grilled Greek Salad

If you’re having this as a main meal, add more protein with lentils, beans, chicken, or fish. To make a Niçoise version of this dish, add tuna, an egg, and potatoes. The lettuce makes a great base for other leftovers, too!

Makes 2 servings



  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 hearts romaine lettuce, halved lengthwise, ends trimmed 
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled 


  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumbers, cubed
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced and/or pickled
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved (optional) 
  • 2 tablespoons herbs, such as oregano and dill
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. Mix topping ingredients with the vinegar and oil, set aside. 
  2. In a heavy pan, heat olive oil and pepper to medium-high. 
  3. Before the oil starts to smoke add the romaine cut side down. Weigh the lettuce down with a heavy lid. There should be a nice sear within 2-4 minutes. Turn over and cover for another minute or two. Then, plate. 
  4. Spoon the mixture generously over the lettuce, sprinkle feta on top, and serve.


Per serving: 202 calories, 7g protein, 20g  carbohydrate (7g fiber), 12g fat (3g sat, 9g mono/poly), 295mg sodium