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Studies show that the Mediterranean Diet is the healthy way to eat for heart health and long term wellness.

Read the Weight Loss for Heart Health Blog

Here’s my favorite Mediterranean inspired dinner salad. Try it out with your favorite proteins, greens and veggies!


2-3 cups organic leafy greens (spinach, romaine, butter lettuce, baby greens, arugula, etc)
1 medium cucumber, chopped

  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 15.5-ounce can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    OR ½ cup cooked, diced organic chicken breast
    OR 4 oz. cooked wild salmon
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled fat-free or low-fat feta cheese


  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Dr. Helene’s Favorite Add-On:
Top with fresh, organic berries and walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, gently toss the greens, cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, onion, and feta.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic powder, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing to combine.

Dr. Helene

Read the PubMed article on the Heart Health and Metabolic Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet


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