The Big Greek Salad

Photo Credit: Carly J. Turner - This salad is full of flavor!

Photo Credit: Carly J. Turner - This salad is full of flavor!

The Big Greek Salad

This is a showy dish that is easy to put together and delicious to eat. I serve this on a large platter with 2 sets of salad forks. It's a good center piece to continue to eat off of when the after dinner conversations continue.

Serves 4-6 people

Ingredients

Salad - Combine in a large bowl

1 head romaine lettuce - tear into large bite size pieces
1 red onion - medium - thinly sliced
¾ cup pitted Kalamata olives
2 cups tomatoes - seed and dice. Use whatever varieties are freshest.
1 cucumber- remove seeds and slice
1 cup  feta cheese - crumble

Dressing - Add ingredients in a glass jar and shake well

½ cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
1 garlic cloves - grated
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions   

Pour dressing over salad, toss well and present on a large platter. Serve with warm crusty bread or pita.

Substitutions:

  • Use spring green, baby spinach or simply add some to the romaine  
  • Add chopped red or yellow bell peppers
  • Add ½ tsp Dijon mustard to the dressing for a little more spice
  • Add fresh basil leaves to the salad
  • A good green or black olive can be used or any combination of good olives