authentic greek salad.

i have been losing my MIND over this greek salad lately.   i’ve always loved greek salad ~ my favorite salad for sure ~ but ever since the hub and i visited a girlfriend of mine and her wonderful family (who happen to be greek), i’ve not been able to go without making this salad at least once a week.  yep, it’s THAT good.

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the great thing about this salad is:  there’s no lettuce.  That makes it so intense and flavorful!  and somehow dressy enough for company, you know?  a great diversion from the usual lettuce, lettuce, lettuce.  and it’s so easy to make, since you don’t have to cut, wash, and spin dry your lettuce.  i mean, there are a lot harder things to do than that, but I like skipping that step whenever I get the chance.

this salad is fresh, packed full of vegetables, and so, so good.  you gotta try it.

here’s how you do it.

by the way…i’m struggling with my recipe template, so please forgive the old-fashioned method…

you don’t really need a recipe for this anyway…

  • chop some red onion, green pepper, cucumber, and tomatoes into nice, good-sized, hearty chunks.
  • add whole, pitted kalamata olives.
  • add large chunks of good quality feta cheese.  if you can find feta cheese made with goat’s milk versus cow’s milk, there’s a more luxurious, exotic taste to it.  trader joe’s has a traditional greek feta cheese that’s pretty darn delicious.  also, look for feta that’s packed in water in a large block ~ not crumbled.  it keeps its flavor so much better that way.
  • and here’s the dressing (modified to fit what i had in the garden that day):  blend the following ~ one garlic clove, juice of 1 lemon, 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon sugar or honey, salt and pepper to taste, a handful fresh mint and basil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, and blend.  drizzle in 1/3 cup olive oil slowly.
  • this is a pre-tossed salad, which i love.  toss and use immediately let it hangout in the fridge and marinate and just get more yummy the longer it’s in there.

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i’ve had this salad for breakfast.  more than once.  no joke.  it’s divine.

enjoy, and thank you to my amazing friend who served me this delectable salad and inspired me to gorge on it for weeks and weeks!

 

 

 

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