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Easy Greek Salad

 

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple |  Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts heating up I would do almost anything to avoid having to actually cook!  I want foods that are fresh and easy and can come together in less than ten minutes.  This easy Greek salad is the perfect solution to my lazy summer cooking style.  Not only is it absolutely delicious, it requires simple and fresh ingredients.  It is perfectly yummy all by itself, but it is also great served with grilled chicken or shrimp for an effortless meal your whole family will love!

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

Here is what you need:

1-2 heads romaine lettuce, washed, dried and chopped
 12oz. jar Greek black olives, pitted & sliced (*regular black olives can be used as well)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, washed
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
4 ounces feta crumbles
 
Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
2 lemons juiced
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
 1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
 
 

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

Step 1: Make dressing; whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, chopped garlic, Italian seasoning, black pepper and Dijon mustard until blended. Set aside.

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

Step 2: Chop lettuce and pepper and set aside.

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

Step 3: Peel cucumber, seed it and chop; set aside.

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

Step 4: Cut thin slices of red onion; set aside.

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

Step 5: Wash tomatoes and set aside. Then pit olives,chop and set aside.

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

Step 6: In large bowl; combine lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and cucumber . Mix dressing again and toss with salad. (* Note: If not serving salad right away, reserve salad dressing in small mason jar and store in fridge until needed.)

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

Step 7: Add feta to top of salad and serve.

Easy Greek Salad | Food Made Simple |  Meatless Meal | Side Dishes

2 Comments

  1. July 20 at 08:47AM

    I do love a good Greek salad! Chick Peas would be a nice addition too, and that way it would still remain meatless.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. July 20 at 01:57PM

    Greek salad is a staple at our house, especially during the summer when cucumbers are growing in the garden. I definitely recommend chunk feta in a brine that you crumble on the salad yourself. It’s the best!

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