Friday, May 27, 2011

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

I started to begin this post by saying that Greek Salads were my favorite, but then I paused.  Wait.  What about Cobb Salads?  And wait, what about Caesar?   And, don’t forget Waldorf! 

So, okay, I maybe don’t have a favorite salad.  I have a list of favorites, one that grows and changes depending on what salad I am forking into my mouth at the moment.  At this moment, it is a Greek Salad, and it is my favorite. 

Even though you really don’t need a recipe for Greek Salad, I found one in Everyday Food: Great Food Fastbecause I can always count on Martha for a good salad.  We had this for dinner one night last week, and I realized that if I always kept these ingredients in the fridge (and I almost always do), I could easily have this salad on the table in 20 minutes, anytime I felt like it.

Greek Salad

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced (omitted because I don’t like raw onions)
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted (I used more because one can’t have too many olives)

In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic and salt and pepper.  Add the remaining ingredients and toss.

Serves 4.

 

This will be my entry for Souper Sundays (Soup, Salad, or Sammie) hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen.

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This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!

21 comments:

Kyle said...

Sooo...how did the mammo go??

Kim said...

I think you named all my favorite salads too. I'm currently obsessed with caesar, but I never turn down a greek.

Melynda said...

That salad looks so fresh and inviting, I fail (often) on getting them to my table.....

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Any salad with kalamata olives goes high on my list of favorite salads!

hip-chick said...

yum!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm a big salad lover as you can tell by my blog. Greek salads are terrific with or without the lettuce.

Have a wonderful Memorial day Pam.
Sam

Joanne said...

Anything with feta makes me super pleased! You can never go wrong with greek.

Cathy said...

Yum, I have no problem saying this is my favorite salad. You make Greek salad just the way I like it, lots of feta and olives. Best of all, it goes together in just minutes.

Lynda said...

Salads are a favorite with me too and I'd never turn down this greek salad. Can't wait for fresh tomatoes to ripen for lots of summer salads!

Nancy said...

I love Greek salad! My favorite lately has been one with beets and crumbled blue cheese. Unfortunately my husband hates beets, so I don't get it often.

Mrs B said...

Greek Salad is one of my favorites too. I like the rest that you listed as well, but at least for the moment, I'd have to rank Greek at the #1 spot.

Following from Foodie Firday. Love to have you stop by and say hello!

~Mrs B

Barbara said...

You made me smile at the Waldorf salad. My mother used to love that....she made it for herself all the time. I don't think I've made one in years!

Barbara said...

Oops...that last comment was mine, Pam.

Big Dude said...

I second what Cathy said

Chris said...

My favorite is Caesar salad, but only because it's what I'm into right now. Had it for dinner last night and lunch today. But like you, there are so many I like.

Lyndsey said...

Greek salads are always a delight. Good to know that we can get through that list of salads this time of year.

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

I would love to invite you over to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS linky party for Summer Salads. This recipe would be perfect, we hope you stop by and link it up! Thanks a million!

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-weeks-cravings-30-summer-salads.html

Marjie said...

I'd have to declaratively make this bold statement: "Salads are my favorite salads."

Can I have mine without olives?

CherylK said...

The only thing I'm missing is the feta so I'll zip over to the market and pick some up. This seems like it would be a perfect spring salad for this weekend. Who doesn't love Greek salads, for goodness sakes!?

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love a good Greek salad and this one looks delicious--perfect for a warm day. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. I posted it and last weeks together (even without emails!) ;-)

grace said...

the moment has passed and greek salads are no longer #1, am i right? meh, they'll be back on top before too long. :)