Greek Salad – Spend With Pennies

That is a straightforward aspect dish we make all 12 months lengthy and considered one of my all time favourite salads!

This Greek salad recipe is packed stuffed with recent cucumbers and tomatoes, crisp bell pepper, feta cheese, and olives, and wearing a fast zippy French dressing.

It makes a terrific lunch or is ideal served alongside nearly any meal.

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A Favourite Facet Salad

  • Since there aren’t any lettuce leaves to wilt, Greek salad is likely one of the finest picnic and potluck salads; it holds up so properly!
  • Bulk up Greek salad by including diced potatoes or your favourite cooked and chilled pasta like rotini, penne, or macaroni shells. Or make it a light-weight dinner by including chopped salami, shredded chicken, or shrimp!
  • Meal prep salad bowls for every week of nutritious and low-calorie lunches by scooping Greek salad onto a mattress of Romaine lettuce, quinoa, orzo, garbanzo, or black beans.
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Greek Salad Elements

Greens – Recent chopped greens are the bottom of this recipe.

  • Tomatoes are a staple on this salad. Use no matter you have got that’s recent and juicy. If making forward, I favor Roma tomatoes or grape tomatoes as they maintain up properly within the fridge.
  • Cucumbers and bell pepper carry crunch and freshness. We use inexperienced bell pepper however add no matter shade you’d like. There isn’t a have to peel the cucumber.
  • Purple Onion add taste to this salad. To make the flavour of crimson onion a bit milder, soak the slices in chilly, salted water to neutralize them a bit.

Olives – Kalamata olives add the right taste to this recipe. In case you aren’t a fan, you’ll be able to go away them out of this recipe or strive swapping them for black olives, inexperienced olives, and even capers!

Feta Cheese – Greek salad isn’t the identical with out cheese. Historically feta cheese is served in a big slice on the salad nonetheless we wish to crumble it to get the salty taste in each chunk.

Greek Salad dressing

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek salad dressing can (and will) be quite simple, this lets you actually style the recent veggies.

A quite simple combination of oil, crimson wine vinegar, and recent lemon juice with a sprinkle of oregano is all you want. You probably have a bottle of Greek salad dressing you should utilize that too however on this combination, we favor the easy recent dressing.

Feeling Fancy? You probably have recent herbs available together with oregano, parsley, or recent dill, sprinkle a bit of bit on prime. Recent herbs actually can take this dish to the following degree in taste.

ingredients in a bowl to make Greek Salad

Methods to Make Greek Salad

Even Panera can’t examine to this fast and simple dish!

  1. Chop the greens into massive chunks.
  2. Place the dressing in a jar and shake properly (per the recipe beneath).
  3. Add feta & garnish with parsley, if desired.

PRO TIP: For extra taste, let the salad chill for a couple of hours or in a single day within the fridge. This permits the flavors to mix collectively!

Greek salad in a bowl on a grey counter

Storing Greek Salad

Preserve leftover Greek salad in a lined container for as much as 4 days. Add some recent veggies and a sprinkle of feta cheese to make it pretty much as good as new!

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Greek Salad

A easy mixture of recent veggies, olives, and feta tossed in a recent and simple dressing.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 5 minutes

Complete Time 25 minutes

  • Mix all dressing components in a small bowl and blend properly or shake in a jar.

  • In a big bowl, mix tomatoes, cucumber, inexperienced pepper, crimson onion, and olives.

  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss properly to mix.

  • Add feta cheese and garnish with parsley if desired.

Bottled Greek dressing can be utilized if desired.
We like Roma tomatoes as they maintain up properly on this salad however any tomatoes will work. 
This salad will maintain for as much as 4 days within the fridge. If desired, retailer the dressing individually and add when serving.
I normally begin the salad by slicing the onion and soaking it in a little bit of salted ice water. That is optionally available however will soften the flavour.
The feta cheese might be served sliced or crumbled over the salad. 

Energy: 146 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 13g | Saturated Fats: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 8g | Ldl cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg

Vitamin info offered is an estimate and can fluctuate primarily based on cooking strategies and types of components used.

Course Salad, Facet Dish
Delicacies Mediterranean
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