Saturday, May 23, 2009

Greek Salad


I got this recipe from my good friend, Herta K. and it’s the salad that I make most often, even if I just have lettuce, cucumber and some colored pepper. The flavor in this salad is enhanced by the fresh basil, but if you do not have it on hand, just use about 1 ½ tsp of dried basil mixed in with the dressing. For the mustard in the dressing, I like to use a Country Dijon mustard or one that has whole mustard seeds in it.

Ingredients:

1 bunch romaine or loose leaf lettuce, chopped
1/2 c crumbled feta cheese
1/4 c chopped green onions
12 pitted ripe olives
3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/3 English cucumber, sliced
1 green or red pepper, chopped
1/4 c fresh chopped basil

Dressing:

¼ cup olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp sugar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Shake dressing ingredients in tightly covered container. Toss salad ingredients.
Pour dressing over top and toss to coat.

13 comments:

  1. This looks delicious Anneliese! I love salads. I am out of Dijon mustard but it's on my list..I will be making this soon.

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  2. Welove Greek Salad too Anneliese. . .Thanks for the recipe Herta. . .
    I generally depend on locally made Greek dressing but it is wonderful to have this quick easy recipe on hand . . .since I have changed my mind of the type of salad to make because I am out of dressing. . .

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  3. May you have a wonderful Memorial day weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  4. Yum....we love Greek Salad too and it is really good for you...olives, tomatoes, feta...It can be a meal all on it's own. Love the dressing too. I usually add crushed garlic to my dressing and substitute oregano for basil...either way it is a terrific salad. Thanks for sharing it...I am off to get groceries and I need more feta...yum!

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  5. This looks awesome...and we like Greek over here as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. yum yum...this was good.
    i made it, but with sheep's feta for amy and unfortunately with dried basil it was still really good with that....next time i want to try the fresh stuff. thanks for the post...it was savory and delish. greek is always a hit around here.

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  7. My Auntie Herta is one of the very best cooks I know!

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  8. We had this salad for supper today and it was very good!!

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  9. I have to try that salad. It sounds simple to do..(and I NEED simple) and sounds delicious. Thanks for your delicious recipes!
    ~Smiles~
    Mona

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  10. Mmm...that is my kind of salad! Looks fantastic!

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  11. yum, yum, YUM!! I make a very similar salad & dressing. Definitely one of my faves for the summer season :)

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