Greek Salad/Saláta

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Greek Salad/Saláta
Greeks always serve a salad with meals.The following recipe is the classic Greek salad featuring feta cheese.

Ingredients

        ½ head iceberg or romaine lettuce
        2 tomatoes, quartered, or 10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
        1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
        ½ green pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into strips
        5 scallions, thinly sliced
        1 c. (about 6 oz.) feta cheese, broken into chunks
        12 to 16 black Greek olives
Dressing:
        2 tbsp. red-wine vinegar
        1 clove garlic, finely chopped
        ¼ tsp. salt
        1/8 tsp. pepper
        ½ tsp. oregano
        1/3 c. olive oil*

*Use less olive oil for a dressing that is lower in fat.

Instructions

1. Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place in a large salad bowl.


2. Add tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, scallions, feta cheese, and olives.

3. Pour dressing (recipe follows) over salad and toss.

4. Serve on chilled salad plates.

6. Whisk together all ingredients except olive oil.

7. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly.

Food: Greek Salad/Saláta

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