Monday, June 28, 2010

Greek Salad

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 heads of Romaine lettuce
  • 2-3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small red onion
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • pepperoncini's (pickled in jar)
  • Kalamata olives, pitted

In a measuring cup mix salad dressing ingredients together with a wire whisk and set aside.

Wash romaine and tear into bite-size pieces, placing lettuce into a large bowl. Pat lettuce with paper towels to absorb extra water.

Add the following as prepared. Washed and chopped roma's. Cut off about a 5 inch chunk of cucumber, peel then slice thin, reserving the rest for later use. Peel and slice onion very thin, only using about ½ of onion, reserve the rest for later use. Add feta cheese and salad dressing, toss well. You may serve as a small side salad (serves 4-5 ) or a big dinner salad (serves 2-3). Then add 2 pepperoncini peppers and a few olives on top of each salad.

I love greek salads and found myself craving them so I decided to come up with a recipe I can make at home, it is so good. Perfect for dinner on a hot day or a side with a meal. Be creative and top with grilled chicken, cooked shrimp, or tuna salad. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Try fat free Feta, it is the only fat free cheese that I enjoy.