Mediterranean Detox Salad

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  • 1 (8-ounce) English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups trimmed watercress
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese


Cut cucumber in half, and slice crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Process 3/4 cup cucumber and lemon juice in blender. Add olive oil in a thin stream; pulse until combined. Season the dressing with black pepper, to taste; transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining 1 cup cucumber, watercress, artichoke hearts, celery, red onion, and feta cheese to a bowl. Toss with the dressing, and divide among 4 bowls; serve.

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  • Sometimes you just need a dish with super fresh ingredients to make you feel good inside. Detox your day with this Mediterranean-inspired salad and enjoy!
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 170
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 12g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 17mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 411mg
Calcium per serving: 180mg