A large Greek salad typically has a mix of fresh ingredients, including tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese. It can also include items like chicken or grilled vegetables. Most versions of this dish are topped with a simple vinaigrette. It’s a delicious side dish to serve with any meal, and it can be made throughout the year.
The key to this recipe is to use quality ingredients and to make sure you’re using a healthy salad dressing. For a low-calorie option, try making your own vinaigrette using olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, oregano, and salt. You can add in some chopped parsley or basil to give it a brighter flavor.
Another thing to remember is to always wash your produce. This will remove any dirt that could potentially contaminate your salad. This also helps the salad retain its nutrients and crispness.
The main ingredients in this recipe are romaine lettuce, cherry or grape tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. You can also add some sliced red onion for an extra bite of flavor. If you’re sensitive to raw red onion, try soaking the slices in cold water first to mellow out the texture a bit. For the final touch, crumble some feta cheese on top to get that classic Greek flavor. This recipe works best if you serve it immediately, but leftovers will keep for a day or two in the fridge if kept covered.