This salad has a few steps to make all the components needed, but each step comes together quickly, and the onions, dressing, and tzatziki can be made 1-3 days ahead. Make sure the onions are made ahead because they take a little time in the refrigerator to pickle.
When we first moved to Virginia, we had about four days before our things arrived. We were working on our new house and trying to get things accomplished before the movers arrived with our things. The days would go by quickly, and I didn't have any kitchen supplies to cook with, so I ended up eating at Cava often. If you've never been to Cava, think Chipotle but with Mediterranean ingredients. I went heavy on the veggies, and eating there didn't upset my stomach or cause inflammation. I decided I needed to recreate the salad I enjoyed there- that is the inspiration for this recipe. It's great for meal prep and can easily be altered to make Whole30 compatible; omit the feta and check the ingredients on the dairy-free sour cream and Greek yogurt to ensure you use a compatible brand.
This salad is easy and flavorful. It can easily be made Whole30 compatible and dairy-free by omitting the feta cheese.
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