Saturday, July 26, 2014

Greek Salad

To watch this Video-Recipe please click HERE!!

Hi everyone! Today's recipe is a healthy and delicious salad, an incredibly easy to make Greek Salad, so rich and colorful, almost too pretty to eat it. It is perfect as a light lunch or you can serve it with your favorite meat to make it a delicious and healthy dinner any day of the week. This is the salad you saw on my last video, I served it with my Lebanese Style chicken, they make a perfect combination for this summer, so don't forget to check out the video on my Youtube Channel!

Serves 4-6
Ingredients:
  • 1 head Green Leaf Lettuce (or Romaine Lettuce or Iceberg lettuce will work fine too)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • ½ a Red Onion
  • 1 cup Black Olives
  • 1 cup Grape Tomatoes 
  • ½ an English Cucumber
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese cut into small cubes (more for serving)

To make the Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • The Juice and Zest of one Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley
  • ½ tablespoon dry Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon minced Garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste

To make the dressing: In a small bowl or container, combine all the ingredients for the dressing, mix well, taste the flavor add more salt and pepper if needed.  Refrigerate until you are ready to use it.

To make the salad:  Wash and disinfect all the vegetables, then drain or dry them really well.
Chop the lettuce into small chunks or pieces.  Place it in a large bowl.

Remove the seeds, veins, and stems from the bell peppers, and cut them into thin strips, chunks or cubes. ( I cut mine into strips, 2 inches long and ¼ inch thick.) Place them in the same bowl with the lettuce, and also in the same bowl add in the black olives.

Slice the rest of the vegetables. Cut the cucumber into thin slices. (I made mine ¼ inch thick). Cut the onion into thin slices, and cut the tomatoes in half. (if you are using larger tomatoes, cut them in quarters or smaller chunks.) Add all these ingredients to the bowl with the lettuces, then toss everything together, add in the feta cheese, sprinkle the salad with a pinch of salt, toss one more time. And that's it, the salad is done, the dressing is also done, so you can serve your salad whenever you are ready.

For this salad, I recommend that you add in the dressing  just before serving the salad, or keep the dressing in a different container and let your guests dress their salad whenever you are ready to eat it. (the acid in the dressing will soften the lettuce, so for a fresher salad, do not add the dressing until you are ready to eat the salad!) 


Garnish with more Feta cheese and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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