The Ultimate Greek Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by evelynathens

This is the most delicious salad - fresh and wonderful-tasting. FYI, lettuce can very much be a part of any greek salad - if you want it to. We like lettuce in my family and I often add it. It would not be 'authentic' in a Horiatiki (village) salad, but who cares?

Top Review by Brandon B.

I make this salad for a large group, like a church meal...I 3X or 4X the size, depending on how large the church meal group is...its upsizes nicely...Wash the lettuce...the head of the CDC said prebagged, pre washed lettuce is the #1 thing he would NOT buy and use as is from the grocery store...the more a produce is handled (triple washing) the more contaminated it can get...so I wash the lettuce in a large tub of salted water, then spin and bag into large gallon zip bags. I like a mix of romaines and iceberg...I marinate the roma tomatoes in olive oil (meyer lemon or orange blood), or orange zest, lemon zest and reg olive oil, sea salt or flavored salt and fresh pepper...toss the tomatoes at room temp and flip over 8-12 hours. I also marinate the cucumbers, slicing them on the mandoline side of a Microplane box grater. I cut the olives and the peppers in half, to make them go further for larger salad...its always well received...I wear gloves and assemble in large metal roasting pan, which can be tossed when finished.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together until blended.
  2. Season to taste.
  3. Drain onion from ice water and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Combine all salad ingredients, except cheese, in large bowl.
  5. Toss with dressing.
  6. Sprinkle cheese over and serve.

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