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Healthy Mediterranean Chicken, Veggies & Salad

By emphasizing plant-based foods, eating fish and poultry at least twice a week, replacing butter with healthy fats like olive oil, and using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods, the Mediterranean diet is well-documented for promoting good health and longevity.  This summer embrace this healthy eating plan with our grilled chicken & vegetables and salad recipes.

 

Serves 4

 

Vinaigrette Dressing & Marinade

  • 8-10 tablespoons olive oil
  • About ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Salt

 

Directions:  In a small bowl, whisk the ingredients together.  If the dressing is thick, add a bit more red wine vinegar but be careful not to add too much.

 

Grilled Chicken

  • 4 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts

 

Directions:  Place chicken breasts in glass dish.  Add a few tablespoons of vinaigrette dressing, coating the chicken evenly.  Grill on medium hot grill until tender, about 20-25 minutes.

 

Grilled Vegetables

  • Red bell pepper, cleaned and cut into quarters
  • Orange bell pepper, cleaned and cut into quarters
  • Yellow bell pepper, cleaned and cut into quarters
  • 8-10 Large brown mushrooms, cleaned and cut in half
  • Zucchini, cleaned and cut into ¼” slices

 

Directions:  Once cleaned and cut, place vegetables in a large bowl.  Toss vegetables with a few tablespoons of vinaigrette dressing, coating evenly.  Grill on a low to medium hot grill for about 15 minutes.

 

Salad

Ingredients:

1 Romaine lettuce head, washed, dried & cut into pieces

½ Cucumber, cleaned & sliced

2 Roma (plum) tomatoes or handful of cherry tomatoes

½ Green pepper, cleaned & sliced

½ Red onion, halved and thinly sliced

8-10 Peperoncini, sliced

15-18 Kalamata olives (pitted)

¼ Feta cheese, crumbled (optional)

 

Directions:  Toss ingredients with about 6-8 tablespoons of vinaigrette dressing in a large bowl.