Colorful Greek Salad Recipe Video

Different Greek Salads? In North America, lettuce is often the main component of the salad, though this is never seen in Greece. It is often served pre-dressed with a so-called "Greek dressing", a mixture of oil, vinegar, and herbs. In the restaurants of Tarpon Springs, Florida, which a sponge diving and fishing village with a large population of Greek immigrants, "original" Greek Salad does contain lettuce, but the entire salad is built around a central serving of potato salad. This is considered a separate dish from Horiatki or village salad, which has neither lettuce nor potato.

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings5
CuisineCourse
TasteFeel
MethodDish
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Hearts of romaine2 , chopped
 Orange bell pepper1 , chopped (Any Color Will Do)
 Red onion1⁄4 , thinly sliced
 Canned chickpeas7 Ounce (Garbanzo Beans)
 Pepperonis1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Kalamata olives1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cherry tomatoes1 Cup (16 tbs), halved
 Cucumber1⁄2 , chopped into quarter moons
 Feta cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), crumbled
 Dried oregano2 Teaspoon
 Garlic clove1 , minced
 Lemon juice1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Extra virgin olive oil5 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 383 Calories from Fat 274

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.3%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 13.3 mg

Sodium 982.8 mg41%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.5%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 7 g13.1%

Vitamin A 223.5% Vitamin C 119.4%

Calcium 17% Iron 15.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Dressing
1. Combine your minced garlic with one tsp. of oregano and lemon juice.
2. Slowly whisk in your olive oil.
3. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Salad
Once all of the ingredients are prepped, we just have to assemble!!
1. Layer a bed of romaine in your serving dish followed by your bell peppers, red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, kalamata olives, feta cheese and pepperoncinis.
2. Sprinkle with remaining tsp. of oregano.
3. Drizzle your dressing over the top and enjoy!!

Editors Review

Looking for a salad idea with interesting flavors? Here is a quick and easy recipe that includes vegetables along with other flavors resulting in a visually colorful treat with an equally interesting texture. Good for any season.

Comments

jugaaru profile page

jugaaru says :

I tried making it, it tastes great. Thanks.
Posted on: 18 April 2008 - 10:04pm
Ganesh Dutta profile page

Ganesh Dutta says :

Hey Danispies, This Greek salad recipe is wonderful . This salad is looking very traditional and easy. Its ingredients shows that it is very nutritious. Thanks for posting this healthy Greek Salad recipe.
Posted on: 11 February 2008 - 3:37pm
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