One of my favorite Peterborough, NH restaurants, Twelve Pine, makes this salad in the summer. It's perfect for the season; very light, cool, and crunchy, with large chunks of vegetables, olives, and cheese. Tip: you don't have to use the herbs suggested; I prefer dill weed in this personally, and I also add lemon juice to my dressing - gives the salad a nice spike. I know it's summer when I start yearning for this salad!
This salad hit the spot on a hot summer day. I improvised a bit--cut up enough salad ingredients to serve just one and halved the dressing amounts. That worked great, and it took minutes to prepare. I'm so tired of eating traditional "lettuce" type salads--this was refreshingly different and so attractive. Whether serving one or six, this recipe is sure to please.
Oh yes, this reminded us of Greece too. Lovely blend of flavors, lots of crunch and texture. thanks for sharing! ZWT6
This is a great salad and using fresh veggies for our Farmer's Market was a plus! I did add some capers and that was the only change I made to the recipe. We loved the dressing too! Served with Artisan bread. Thanks for sharing. We'll make again. Made for ZWT4.
A terrific salad using all the wonderful treats from the garden. Really like the use of red and green peppers here, as well as the sliced feta. The dressing was wonderful, I cut down the oil a bit (used 3 tablespoons oil to 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar) fresh parsley, fresh oregano and 2 garlic cloves. Oh yumm-0 goodness. Thanks so much Rita! Made for *ZWT4* June 2008.
I made this for my DH's lunch today. Best salad dressing of all the Greek salads I have made on ZWT4! (still added just a little lemon...hubby likes it tangy) Kept the ingredients the same except I used cherry tomatoes and I did stuff this into pitas with some chicken (a man needs his protein) Very healthful...hubby loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Fabulous salad, and very easy to put together. I used grape tomatoes and added a bit of mint and dill to the dressing. A visiting vegetarian was also thrilled with this dish. Yummo!
Exactly what I was hoping it would be. I used English cucumbers as I wasn't sure what was meant by a slender, long cucumber. It was the exact replica of a Greek salad an old Greek priest used to make for every feast at church! I just LOVED it! ZWT4
This is a really lovely salad. I made it as a bit of a layered salad, just to make it look fancy and pretty, and thought just to bulk it up I would add a layer of romaine lettuce to the bottom. It didn't need it. It turns out to be quite a lot, even if the ingredients don't sound like a big salad. The colors are beautiful, and it's full of all my favorites. I love the garlic in the dressing. Perfection.
Yum! Quick salad to put together and very yummy. Kept to the recipe didn't change a thing and had wonderful results. I served it as a side dish with Grilled Greek Chicken Breasts, crusty bread & Tzatziki. Thank you Sage/Rita - *Made for Zaar World Tour 4*