Sunday, July 6, 2008

Greek Salad

Summer is all about dinner salads, keeping the kitchen cool, and enjoying the fresh produce! When I was home, my dad gave me a cucumber from his garden, yes, he's already picking zucchini, cucumbers, and broccoli! I'm a little bit behind.... anyway, cucumbers go best in a Greek salad in my mind, so I put my little twist on the traditional Greek salad. Enjoy!

Greek-ish Dinner Salad

1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
2 vine ripened tomatoes, quartered
10 kalamatta olives (i only had spanish)
1/2 c. fat free feta, divided in half
1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and sliced
1/4 c. dressing, recipe follows

Feta and Herb Dressing
2 tbsp. greek or plain yogurt
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. EVOO
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
salt and pepper
1/4 c. feta cheese crumbles

Arrange salad in a bowl. Mix all dressing ingredients until well blended. Pour over salad and serve.


That Girl said...

I had a greek salad for lunch yesterday and I'm still dreaming of the olives!

Anonymous said...

Yummmmmyy! What a gorgeously presented yummy salad!