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Colorful Greek Salad

danispies's picture
Different Greek Salads? In North America, lettuce is often the main component of the salad, though this is never seen in Greece. It is often served pre-dressed with a so-called "Greek dressing", a mixture of oil, vinegar, and herbs. In the restaurants of Tarpon Springs, Florida, which a sponge diving and fishing village with a large population of Greek immigrants, "original" Greek Salad does contain lettuce, but the entire salad is built around a central serving of potato salad. This is considered a separate dish from Horiatki or village salad, which has neither lettuce nor potato.
Ingredients
  Hearts of romaine 2 , chopped
  Orange bell pepper 1 , chopped (Any Color Will Do)
  Red onion 1⁄4 , thinly sliced
  Canned chickpeas 7 Ounce (Garbanzo Beans)
  Pepperonis 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Kalamata olives 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cherry tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), halved
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , chopped into quarter moons
  Feta cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), crumbled
  Dried oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic clove 1 , minced
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 5 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Dressing
1. Combine your minced garlic with one tsp. of oregano and lemon juice.
2. Slowly whisk in your olive oil.
3. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Salad
Once all of the ingredients are prepped, we just have to assemble!!
1. Layer a bed of romaine in your serving dish followed by your bell peppers, red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, kalamata olives, feta cheese and pepperoncinis.
2. Sprinkle with remaining tsp. of oregano.
3. Drizzle your dressing over the top and enjoy!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Assembled
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Garbanzo Bean
Interest: 
Healthy
Restriction: 
High Fiber, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
5
Looking for a salad idea with interesting flavors? Here is a quick and easy recipe that includes vegetables along with other flavors resulting in a visually colorful treat with an equally interesting texture. Good for any season.

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2 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Hey Danispies, This Greek salad recipe is wonderful . This salad is looking very traditional and easy. Its ingredients shows that it is very nutritious. Thanks for posting this healthy Greek Salad recipe.
jugaaru's picture
I tried making it, it tastes great. Thanks.