Classic Greek Salad

Classic Greek Salad

Why is Greek salad SO good? Because it is light and fresh and it can be turned into a meal by adding cooked lemon chicken on top or you can make it a heartier salad by adding quinoa or pasta to the bowl.  You can even toss this in a pita by itself or with your favorite sliced deli meat.

YIELDS: 4 servings
Ingredients:
FOR THE SALAD
  • 1 pt. grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 c. halved kalamata olives
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 c. crumbled feta
FOR THE DRESSING
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
 Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and red onion. Gently fold in feta.
  2. In a small bowl, make dressing: Combine vinegar, lemon juice, and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Slowly add olive oil, whisking to combine.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad.