Greek Salad is one of those salads that are so loaded with flavors that they can easily be a complete meal, which is often the case in our house. Perhaps a glass of your favorite red wine and a piece of sourdough baguette with some seasoned dipping oil and that’s it. Lunch or dinner is served. If you are like me and have removed bread from your diet, just a little more of the Greek Salad and you won’t even miss it.
Although I must admit, now and then I will slip when it comes to sour dough bread…I think it comes from being raised in the San Francisco bay area which is pretty much the home of great sour dough breads. Back in the day, some warm sourdough with fresh creamy butter and I was a happy camper.
When I think back to my days in San Francisco, three things come to mind. Fresh Sour Dough Bread, Dungeness Crab salad on Fisherman’s Wharf and BLT’s with avocado at the Cliff House. I will share those two recipes with you in coming articles.
- 1 head of romaine lettuce
- 1 red onion
- 12 - 15 Kalamara olives
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese
- 6 tablespoons of olive oil
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Freshly ground black pepper (to your taste)
- Rinse, dry, and chop the lettuce.
- Take the red onion, and thinly slice it.
- Seed and cut the bell peppers into bit size pieces
- Slice the two tomatoes into bite size pieces.
- Slice the cucumber, and juice the lemon.
- In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, onion, olives, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese.
- Whisk together the olive oil, oregano,garlic, lemon juice, vinegar and black pepper until adequately mixed.
- Pour dressing over salad, toss and serve.
We are enjoying salads at our place more and more as we move away from the meat for a while. We have actually made ourselves a challenge to eat a plant based diet for 30 days to see how it fits into our lifestyle. It seems that we were eating a lot of chicken and more beef that we wanted too. While it will be mostly plant based, we plan to include some wild caught fish. Living next to the ocean, this is not hard to do. Starting with this Greek Salad we will be sharing recipes and articles with you to keep you posted on our progress.
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