Tasty Tuesday: Greek Salad

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My mother-in-law gave me this recipe years ago and it’s still one of our favorite summer salads. I made it a couple of nights ago and then spent the next few days fighting off the grazers in my home who wanted to snack on it. The flavors are strong and the veggies are crunchy. During the hottest days of summer, this salad is good enough to serve as a stand-alone for dinner.

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Greek Salad

  • 1 head Romaine lettuce (I sometimes use 1/2 romaine and 1/2 fresh spinach)
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 ripe Roma tomatoes, cut in wedges
  • 1 sweet red onion, thinly sliced

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  • 1 small green pepper, cut in thin rings (I also use yellow or red bell peppers in this salad for the additional color.)
  • 1 c. crumbled feta cheese

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Wash lettuce well and pat dry. Tear leaves into bite-sized pieces and combine with the rest of the vegetables in a large salad bowl.

Dressing:

  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 3 T. white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 t. dried basil
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1 chopped hardboiled egg

Place all the dressing ingredients except egg in jar and shake vigorously to blend. Add egg and shake again.

Drizzle dressing over the vegetables in the salad bowl and toss.

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I really like to use the leftovers of this salad the next day on sandwiches. Delicious! Even when the lettuce gets a little soggy from the dressing, and it WILL get soggy, it’s still a very tasty addition to the sandwiches.

Barb Kelley.

About Barb


Mom of 4 boys ranging in age from 18-24, Barb cooks and writes her way through life as she explores what comes next in the life of a mom. Visit her at My Sister's Kitchen at http://mysisterskitchenonline.com. You can also find Barb on Facebook at http://facebook.com/sisterskitchen/ or follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/sisters_kitchen


Comments

  1. I love greek salad! Anybody remember The Grapevine where Cha Da Thai restaurant is now? I really liked their greek salad and their hot turkey sandwich: Nick’s Sandwich. Ever since they closed I have been on a mission to find a similar sandwich…it was pretty much a Turkey Philly made with olive oil, heavy sliced turkey, grilled onions and peppers and cheese served on a roll (or pita). I tried to get Macodo’s, Pepper’s, and Mr. Original Gyros to recreate it but they all failed. Boy do I miss The Grapevine greek restaurant!!

  2. Great recipe!! I tried it out last night and my family loves it. This is one I will pass on for sure. Thanks!