Greek salad

Description

The following recipe is a classic Greek salad including tomatoes, Feta cheese, and a lemon, garlic and oregano flavored Greek salad dressing.

Ingredients

6 tomato (washed and cut into chunks)
1 cucumber (peeled and sliced)
1⁄2 bell pepper (green, cored, seeded and cut into thick strips)
6 scallion (thinly sliced)
1 c feta cheese (crumbled or diced)
4 T olives (black, green or a mix)
1 clv garlic (finely chopped)
1⁄4 t salt
1 pn pepper
1⁄2 t oregano (dried)
1⁄3 c olive oil

Instructions

Prepare the Greek salad dressing

  1. Place 2 tablespoons lemon juice, chopped garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano in a jar. Whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly, to make a vinaigrette-like dressing.

Prepare the salad

  1. Place tomatoes in a large salad bowl.
  2. Add diced cucumber, cut green pepper, sliced green onions, crumbled feta cheese, and olives.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss.

Notes

If you prefer a taste closer to vinaigrette, substitute lemon juice with the same amount red wine vinegar.

For a mixed Greek salad, substitute tomatoes with 1/2 head Romaine lettuce, shredded, and 8 oz cherry tomatoes, cut in half.

On a warm day, serve this salad on chilled salad plates.

This Greek salad dressing uses less olive oil than the average for a Greek salad. Although olive oil is a healthy option because not saturated fat, it has calories. If you are on a weight loss diet, it is good to use a little less olive oil.

Yield
4 servings
Preparation time
25
Cooking time
0
Total time
25 minutes

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