Friday, October 26, 2012

GREEK SALAD

This simple to make Greek Salad is a delicious side dish or lunch that will impress your friends and have them begging you for the recipe.

SHOPPING LIST:
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, (Italian or Curly)
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives drained (buy them pitted and halved)                                             you can find them on the shelf or in the deli section or olive bar
  • 8 oz feta cheese, bite sized or crumbled pieces
  • salt and ground pepper

DIRECTIONS:
  • Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters
  • Dice the onion
  • Chop the peppers and cucumbers into small pieces (dime or nickel size)
  • Combine into large bowl (I use a stock pot)
  • Add the finely chopped parsley,  oregano, olives, feta cheese, salt and pepper
  • Mix oil and vinegar and pour over salad
  • Toss until well combined. Then season with salt and pepper to taste. 
NOTES:
  • When you make this you'll be surprised at how these few ingredients make so much salad.
  • I tend to buy bigger peppers and cucumbers.
  • Since the veggies are raw, a smaller chop is easier to chew and also allows you to get more of the flavors in each forkful.
  • You can sever it right away but the flavor continues to develop and is really great the next day. This makes it perfect for parties or to bring to work for lunch.







4 comments:

  1. Anon - you can try it if you like, that's the fun of cooking but in all honesty, this dish does not agree with my taste buds so I just make it (like all the recipes I post) exactly as it.

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  2. Sean:

    Thanks for the post - your Greek Salad recipe looks like the one I had on our last cruise (last week!).

    I am going to be making yours this weekend.

    Much love!

    Carl

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  3. P.S. How did I miss your food blog???

    Carl (again)

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