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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Greek Salad/Saláta


Greek Salad/Saláta


Greeks always serve a salad with  meals.The following  recipe is the classic Greek salad featuring feta cheese.

1 head iceberg or romaine lettuce
2 tomatoes,   quartered, or  10 cherry tomatoes,   cut in half
1 cucumber, peeled  and sliced
1 green pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into strips
5 scallions,  thinly sliced
1 c. (about  6 oz.) feta cheese, broken into chunks
12 to  16 black Greek olives

1. Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place in a large salad bowl.
2. Add tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, scallions, feta cheese, and olives.
3. Pour dressing (recipe follows) over salad and toss.
4. Serve on chilled salad plates.

Dressing:

2 tbsp. red-wine  vinegar
1 clove  garlic, finely chopped ø tsp. salt
2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. oregano
6 c. olive oil*

1. Whisk together all ingredients except olive oil.
2. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves 4


*Use  less olive oil for a dressing that is lower in fat.

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