I tried to recreate the best Greek Salad I've ever had.Serve with crusty bread to soak up the wonderful juice at the bottom of the salad bowls. If available please use fresh herbs.
- 4 tomatoes, cut in wedges
- 1 slender green cucumber
- 1 green pepper
- 2 red peppers
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1⁄2 cup kalamata olive
- 8 ounces feta cheese, sliced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- Cut tomatoes into wedges.
- Slice cucumber in 1/2 lenghtwise then in cut in chunks.
- Wash, core and seed peppers. Cut in half then cut into thick strips.
- Separate onion slices into rings.
- Place prepared ingredients in a bowl; top with the olives.
- Pour on dressing just before serving.Top with strips of Feta Cheese and sprinkle with oregano.
- For dressing: Put ingredients a screw top jar, seal and shake well.
- Shake again just before serving.
- Serve in individual salad bowls.
This salad hit the spot on a hot summer day. I improvised a bit--cut up enough salad ingredients to serve just one and halved the dressing amounts. That worked great, and it took minutes to prepare. I'm so tired of eating traditional "lettuce" type salads--this was refreshingly different and so attractive. Whether serving one or six, this recipe is sure to please.
Oh yes, this reminded us of Greece too. Lovely blend of flavors, lots of crunch and texture. thanks for sharing! ZWT6
One of my favorite Peterborough, NH restaurants, Twelve Pine, makes this salad in the summer. It's perfect for the season; very light, cool, and crunchy, with large chunks of vegetables, olives, and cheese. Tip: you don't have to use the herbs suggested; I prefer dill weed in this personally, and I also add lemon juice to my dressing - gives the salad a nice spike. I know it's summer when I start yearning for this salad!