Greek Salad, Mediterranean salad

Greek Salad

Greek Salad is a very healthy and delicious salad made with fresh vegetables. The key ingredients are the tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese and olives. Variations can be done by the use of other vegetables. Olive oil gives a nice glaze. In this salad, the crunchy lettuce, soft feta cheese and a tangy dressing takes this salad a notch higher. 

Yield: 6 servings
Prep time: 20
Total time: 30

Ingredients
Salad 
½ cup deseeded cubed English cucumber (kheera)
½ cup cubed onion
½ cup cherry tomato halved or plum tomato cubed
1 cup red, yellow and green peppers cubed
½ cup diced red cabbage (optional)
1 cup lettuce torn into bite size and soaked in ice water
1 tablespoon black olives pitted and halved
½ cup feta cheese crumbled or (soft paneer pieces marinated in olive oil, salt, oregano for 2 hours )

Dressing
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive oil
½ teaspoon dried Oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoon parsley chopped finely

Directions

  • Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing until well blended. This can be made in advance and kept in room temperature.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine all the chopped vegetables and feta cheese.
  • Pour the dressing and toss lightly.
  • Serve immediately.

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