Recipe: Greek Tofu Salad With Tomatoes and Cucumbers

A delicious light salad option

Recipe: Greek Tofu Salad With Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Combining low-fat feta and tofu makes for a lighter, healthier Greek salad. Serve this salad on lettuce leaves garnished with toasted whole-grain bread.

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Ingredients

3/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
3 scallions, white parts and 3 inches of the green, thinly sliced
12 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cup drained and crumbled light firm tofu
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
Freshly ground pepper
2 large, ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 English cucumber, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

1. Combine the cheese, scallions, olives, lemon juice and oregano in a large bowl. Add the tofu and season with salt, if using, and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Add the tomatoes, cucumber and parsley to the tofu mixture. Serve at once.

Nutrition information

Each serving contains:

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Calories 158
Total fat 11g
Protein 11g
Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary fiber 1.5g
Cholesterol 10g
Sodium 500mg
Potassium 278mg

Source: Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook (© 2007 Broadway Books)

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