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Greek Salad with a Twist of Asian Flavor - Thursday Two Questions #158


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.

Dressing
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.

Salad
1 head Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size
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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14 comments :

  1. They look scrumptious! Will have to try this soon!

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    1. thanks! I hope you will, the dressing is awesomest.

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  2. How did you know this was my favorite salad - grabbing a fork and I'll be right over! Hopped over from Katherine's Corner

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    1. I just figure salad was everyone's favorite. LOL. It's probably a distinct favorite of mine too.

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  3. This certainly looks delicious and healthy. I love salads but I have never had a Greek Salad. I would definitely like to try it. I will do some research as to why it is called a Greek Salad. Thanks a lot for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

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  4. I love Greek salad. I’ve tried it and make it regularly. It’s one of my favorite. Actually, salad is one of my favorite foods! I think it’s called Greek salad because its difficult to say horiatiki salata in America. It’s a country or village salad in Greece that uses the lettuce and vegetables in season in big chunks, but not a Greek salad. No such thing over there, I don’t think.

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  5. I think the simple dishes are sometimes the very best ones and this looks great!

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  6. Over the past few years, I have come to really love Greek Salad. This recipe looks delicious!

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  7. oh yes, I love greek salad and just like you i added my own flavor to it. I think it is called Greek salad because of the Feta cheese? Not really sure though. thanks for sharing. you made me hungry.

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  8. I love Greek Salad. I would eat just that for dinner when my family isn't home, which happens more and more as schedules get hectic. Can't wait to try this one.

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  9. That does look yummy!

    I might have tried greek salad. I rarely go to Olive Gardens, but when I do, I take a salad :)

    I think it was first made in Greece?

    Now I have to google :)

    Happy weekend Amanda :)

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  10. Excellent salad I just heard a story on NPR about fish sauce: garum being used in ancient times in Italy and that the techinque was lost. Cool to see it in your salad.

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  11. Looks and sounds delicious ,yum yum :)
    Thanks for sharing...

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  12. interesting...sounds delish!top 15 from foodtastic friday!

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