Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Greek Salad

I found this Greek salad recipe from the food blog Janet Is Hungry. Wow, it's so good!  I've been tossing it up with pasta or pizza ... but it can be made along with any kind of Italian or Greek food but pasta and pizza pretty much sums it up in our world. 

This homemade dressing is drinkable! It's so delicious and if you're like me, you have all the ingredients in your cupboard except maybe the Italian red wine vinegar -which is a very important ingredient! The longer the dressing sits after making it, the better flavor, so make ahead and keep at room temp for an hour before assembling salad. Pour the dressing over romaine lettuce, feta, kalamata olives, sliced red onion, cucumber and halved cherry tomatoes ... You won't go wrong!! 

All props to Janet for creating this salad dressing by accident - Thank you for sharing. ;) For a personal touch, I added cherry tomatoes and croutons for garnish (favorite salad ingredients around here). Those of you who are reading this will undoubtedly love this salad as much as we do ~ Please remember to post your comments, suggestions, variations or ideas! 

 * * * Recipe dedicated to April Marksbary ~ Congratulations new Mama! * * *

Greek Salad

1 large head Romaine Lettuce
1/2 half red onion, sliced
1 English Cucumber, sliced
1 cup Kalamata olives
1 cup Greek Feta, crumbled

12 cherry tomatoes, halved
*Croutons for garnish


1/2 cup olive oil
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper

Mix dressing ingredients in a bottle and shake well. Set aside.
2. Rinse the lettuce heads and let drain upside down in your clean sink or on a towel before slicing (I use a salad spinner!). Place lettuce in a large bowl.
3. Add remaining veggies to top of lettuce and drizzle a couple spoonfuls of dressing per bowl.


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