Greek Salad

greek saladGreek salad with feta and summer tomatoes – fresh, delicious, nutritious.  A Greek salad is made from juicy, summer tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, sliced onion, green peppers, plump kalmata olives, and crumbly feta cheese.  Add a crisp lettuce like romaine or iceberg and a crusty bread  to turn this salad into a main meal.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into bite-sized slices
  • 1 large green pepper, seeded and cut into bite-sized pieces (you can use 1/2 green, 1/2 red pepper)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 -6 ounces feta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olive, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • splash balsamic vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Peel cucumber and cut in half lengthwise. With a small spoon, scrape out seeds and discard, then cut cucumber into bite-size chunks.
  • Place cucumbers in a large bowl and combine add tomatoes, green pepper, onion, feta and olives.
  • In a small bowl, combine oregano and vinegars and whisk in olive oil. Drizzle half the dressing over the salad and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with remaining dressing on the side. For a heartier salad, serve with lettuce greens.
  • Garnish with pine nuts (if desired)
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