Thursday, August 9, 2012

Simple Greek Salad

When I was pregnant I craved greek salad.  
All.the.time.  
I had a bowl of greek salad every single day for a good five months.  Now this was a bit bizarre because although I love it, I'd never made greek salad myself.  It was a favourite to order once in a while at a restaurant but that's it.  Once my son was born, the craving vanished and I didn't make it or order it for almost a year.  Now I am getting back into this salad so I thought I would share this super easy recipe I swear by.  I love a salad in the summer.  Who wants to cook when it's so hot outside?  This is also a great option to bring a bbq or a potluck.  It's from my friend's mom whose house I frequented growing up.  I'm confident she's never made a bad meal!

Super Easy Classic Greek Salad

Cut up into chunks and mix together whatever quantity of the following ingredients:

Roma Tomatoes
Green Pepper
Red Onion
Cucumber
Olives (I'm not a fan of olives so I just add more veggies) 
I also like to add celery and mushrooms if I have them on hand

Dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice (I use freshly squeezed)
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp salt (optional)
1 tsp pepper

And that's it!  I usually make a huge salad and keep it in the fridge in this container.  Then I make the dressing separately and just add it to the salad when I dish out a bowl.  This keeps the veggies and feta crisp longer.  

1 comment:

  1. I have been doing exactly that this week! Love greek salad! One of my little twists is to BBQ a hot italian sausage, slice it up and toss it in with the salad. (Sausage is done on a per meal basis - not when pre-making the salad.) Beefs it up into more of a meal and spices things up a little. If I'm doing that, I often don't even use dressing because the fat from the sausage kind of does the job. Usually just a little lemon if I'm wanting a little extra zest!

    SK

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