Mediterranean Medley Salad


What's the best diet? No question, according to dozens of recent studies: The Mediterranean diet wins, hands down. Why is the Med diet so good for you? Top reasons: high antioxidants and fiber in plant foods; good fat in olive oil and fish; and less bad fat, less iron and fewer carcinogens (from eating fewer animal foods).

4 servings


  • 4 cups roughly chopped raw vegetables (I like a combination of carrots, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, green or red bell peppers, and zucchini)

  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

  • ¼ cup sliced Kalamata olives

  • ½ cup torn basil leaves

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 pinch Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Toss all ingredients together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.