Isn't there a saying that less is more? Have you ever looked at a recipe and can't believe that those simple ingredients could look so good and taste so good?
This recipe that I've used has turned out to be one of my frequent party starters. It is also the plate that ended up being cleaned first.
Its simple but colorful ingredients, makes it easy to prepare and beautiful to arrange.
I actually miss it on occasion because it is the only dish that I like to put crumble feta cheese on. Really.
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon red wine / rice vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano (Mediterranean is best)
Replace salt with 1 tablespoon of premium fish sauce
Directions: Whisk dressing ingredients together until blended. Season to taste with black pepper and salt (Replace salt with 1 tablespoon of premium fish sauce.) If you like it spicy add some red pepper flakes.
16 grape tomatoes, cut into halves
1 English cucumber bite size
1 medium red onion, cut into thin rings and soaked for 10 minutes in a small bowl of ice water to make it less sharp
3/4 cup kalamata olives and green olives
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Option: 1 small green pepper, cut into thin rings
Directions: Drain onion from ice water and pat dry with paper towels. Combine all salad ingredients, except cheese, in large bowl. Toss with dressing. Sprinkle cheese over and serve.
Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #158
1) Have you tried Greek Salad?
2) Why do you think they call it Greek Salad?
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