How cliché is it to have a Greek salad on Chanukah? Honestly I was thinking of what to pair with my fried raviolis and this salad came to mind. It’s easy to make, refreshing, and you know the name ties in nicely with the holiday theme. So here you have it, a really good Greek salad recipe! It’s great for a party, lunch, or a dinner side.
What’s in the really good Greek salad?
- Cherry tomatoes- You can substitute for a regular chopped tomato.
- Cucumber- My favorite types are Kirby and Persian.
- Green pepper
- Red onion
- Kalamata olives- You could use regular black olives instead.
- Feta cheese
- Romaine lettuce
What you need for the dressing:
- Olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
- Garlic- freshly minced or frozen cube of garlic.
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Dijon mustard
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Dried Oregano and basil (optional)
Chop the lettuce and toss in the cut up veggies. Whisk up the dressing and pour over the salad before serving.
Making the dressing in advance
The dressing can stay in the fridge for up to two weeks! I always make a double batch so I can have it on hand whenever the salad craving hits!
Something to note:
Food is personal. If there is an ingredient in this recipe that you simply don’t like, feel free to omit it. If you think the dressing could use a little more lemon juice or salt for your taste, feel free to add it! This recipe is a guide and I want you to enjoy it.
More yummy salad recipes
Really Good Greek Salad
- 2 heads romaine lettuce cut into shreds
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
- 2 kirby cucumbers sliced
- 1 medium green pepper cut into a dice
- 1 small red onion sliced
- 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
- 3/4 cup Kalamata olives` sliced
- 1 medium avocado diced
Greek Salad Dressing
- 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 cloves minced garlic or 2 frozen garlic cubes
- 1 tsp honey or more to taste
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/4 tsp dried oregeno optional
- 1 1/4 tsp dried basil optional
- Chop the vegetables and toss with the romaine lettuce.
- Whisk together the dressing and drizzle onto the salad just before serving. Toss and enjoy!
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Until next time,