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Simply Delicious Greek Salad

Simply Delicious Greek Salad

It’s simple, it’s fresh, and it’s delicious, which is why Greek Salad makes the perfect lunchtime dish or an ideal side for dinner. Though traditional Greek salad doesn’t have lettuce, we’ve added some for a twist on this classic dish of olives, tomatoes, feta, and peppers.

It’s also perfect for a range of dietary needs: no meat, easy enough to nix the cheese if you want to go vegan. This recipe makes about 4 side or light meal servings, so increase the ingredients if you want 4 hearty servings for a main meal.

This is traditionally a “summer salad” in Greece, so it’s also a great way to use those straight-from-the-garden veggies!

Greek Salad

(makes about 4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced into thin 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 green pepper, julienned and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, julienned and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 10 kalamata olives, pitted and cut in half
  • 6 green olives, pitted and cut in half
  • 1 small head of romaine lettuce, rinsed, dried, and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • Pita bread for pairing, optional

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano until all the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Put the lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, olives, and feta into a large bowl. Then, pour the dressing over the salad.
  3. Toss gently to combine everything, and garnish with a little extra freshly ground pepper if desired.
  4. Serve solo or with pita bread.
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Mediterrasian

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