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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Greek Salad


Cheese is delightful.  How can you say no to something so rich and creamy thrown together with everything good for you?  While at my favorite store, Trader Joe's, I noticed a petite container filled with Greek Feta, oil and seasonings.  Greek Salad screamed in my head as well as music from Zorba the Greek. 

Greek Salad
from The America's Test Kitchen
Family Cookbook
adapted

dressing:
3T extra virgin olive oil
3T red wine vinegar
2t fresh oregano minced
1 1/2t fresh lemon juice
1 minced garlic clove
1/2t salt
1/8t pepper

~ whisk all ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold your salad

salad:
1/2 or more thinly sliced red onion
1 organic cucumber sliced
a bunch of organic lettuce
1 pint sweet organic cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 organic red bell pepper sliced thin
1/4 cup organic fresh mint minced or sliced thin
1/4 or more cup of pitted kalamata olives (Trader Joe's pitted in a glass jar awesome)
5 or more ounces feta cheese, crumbled or cubed

~ add red onion and cucumbers to dressing and marinate 20 minutes
~ add lettuce, tomatoes, pepper and mint to the bowl and toss
~ plate salad and sprinkle with olives and feta

from our garden: oregano, lemon, mint, butter and red leaf lettuce

Go Lakers!  WooHoo

Lettuce, Lettuce 
Growing very fast
Planting in the ground
So you can eat it fast
-by the littlest finicky eater and resident poet

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