I haven’t posted a lot of Greek cuisine onto this website and this Greek salad is perfect to start things off. Greek salad is a delicious summer salad consisting of ingredients such as romaine lettuce, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and red onion. Like almost any salad, it’s all about the dressing. The dressing in this recipe is truly some of the best ever. It is important to allow the dressing to chill for at least 2 hours so the flavors can blend. There is a little prep work involved but in the end, it’s well worth the effort. If you want to add a little protein, sliced grilled chicken would go great in this salad. Enjoy.
¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
3 teaspoon fresh garlic (minced)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 head romaine lettuce (torn, with outer leaves removed)
2 large Roma tomatoes (chopped)
1 cucumber (peeled, seeded, and chopped)
1 medium red onion (sliced)
1 green bell pepper (seeded, and chopped)
½ lb crumbled feta cheese
1 cup Kalamata olives
Step 1: To make the dressing- in a blender add olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, basil, garlic, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Blend until smooth. Pour into a dressing bottle and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green pepper, feta cheese, and olives. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
(Makes 6 servings)