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Grecian Garden Salad Recipe

Grecian Garden Salad Recipe

“My mom often makes this for guests. Colorful and healthy, it doesn’t taste light because of the generous amount of cheese.” Melissa Sipherd - Salt Lake City, UT
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in the tomatoes.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, basil, oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle over vegetables; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 92 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 579mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Grecian Garden Salad

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DebMartin User ID: 2448880 105139
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"Very tasty - everyone loved it!"

michelle_prins User ID: 1283834 184213
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"Wonderful refreshing side dish. The whole family devoured it. I am on a low card diet and this fits in nicely with my regime!"

mcrinne User ID: 4810237 113576
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"This is phenomenal! I love the freshness! I could eat it everyday! My new favorite!"

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 114042
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2009

"I enjoyed this. It's not something my family would enjoy, but I plan to use it to add variety to my packed lunches."

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