As summer is coming to an end, I think about salads more often. A Greek salad is so refreshing and full of flavor.
1 head Lettuce, rinse shake dry and chopped. (Romaine is Best)
1/2 of a medium Red Onion, slice thinly
2-3 Roma Tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 jar pitted Kalamata Olives, about 1 cup
1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
1 small jar drained peppers, Mezzetta Imported Peperoncini are my favorite!
1 large Cucumber, Sliced and cut again
1/2 cup Olive Oil
3 tablespoons Red Wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder or 1 freshly minced garlic clove
1 teaspoon dried Oregano
1 teaspoon dried Basil
1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar, optional
1 teaspoon Black pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon or spicy brown mustard
Add in large serving bowl, all step 1 ingredients, cucumbers last. In a side bowl mix all step 2 ingredients – whisk together to infuse the ingredients or pour into a jar and shake vigorously. Pour over the salad, cover and chill. Cover tightly while storing, otherwise your refrigerator will smell just like this salad.