I don’t always crave salads, but when I do I typically want them fully loaded. Give me all the fruit, nuts, cheese, protein, croutons, etc. The higher the ratio of toppings to greens the better! Coming from that place, I wasn’t instantly drawn to this Greek salad as it looked pretty heavy on the lettuce and light on the toppings. But let me tell you, I’m so glad I gave it a try! Looks certainly are deceiving here because this simple salad is packed with flavor. Let’s get into just where all that flavor comes from.
To start things out, you’ll want to chop your romaine into very thin strips (all the better to soak up flavor!). Next, you’ll chop a healthy amount of green onion and fresh dill and toss it in a bowl with the lettuce. Now comes the dressing! The base of the dressing will be the juice of one lemon and half a cup of olive oil. Go for the good stuff when it comes to your oil and you’ll definitely taste the difference. Stir in some salt and pepper and you’re ready to dress your salad.
Once you’ve poured your dressing over the greens, you’re going to want to get your hands dirty and really massage the liquids in. This will help saturate everything with flavor and tenderize the greens. Top it all off with the feta and give it one last stir. Serve this salad up with some grilled chicken or a steamy bowl of soup. No matter the meal, this greek salad is bound to be a favorite!
Greek Maroulosalata Salad
10m prep time
1 cook time
- 2 romaine lettuce hearts
- 5 green onions, chopped
- 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Rinse and dry lettuce leaves, then slice into thin strips.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and salt until evenly combined.
- Place the lettuce, green onions, and dill in a large bowl. Add dressing and use your hands to massage it into the lettuce, making it more tender.
- Mix in feta and serve chilled.
Recipe adapted from Hungryhappens.net