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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer Salad Saturday!!!


Greek Salad


3 vine ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 European seedless cucumber, cut into bite-size chunks

1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chunked

1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chunked

1 cubanelle pepper, seeded and chunked

1 cup Kalamata black olives

Several sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley, about 1/2 cup

2 (1/4 pound) slices imported Greek feta

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed in palm of your hand

Coarse salt and black pepper

Pita breads


Combine vegetables, olives, and parsley in a large bowl. Rest sliced feta on the top of

salad. Combine oil, vinegar, and oregano in a small plastic container with a lid. Shake

vigorously to combine oil and vinegar and pour over salad and cheese. Season with salt

and pepper and let the salad marinate until ready to serve. Serve salad with pita bread

blistered and warmed on a hot griddle or grill pan.


Thank you KD for hosting Summer Salad Saturday!!! This has been a fun four weeks of

yummy recipes!!! Please stop by Southern Whimsy and take a peek at all the other salads

featured this week!!!

Lots of Love!!!




Dawn said...

Healthy and beautiful!

Martha said...

Oh yum! I love a good Greek salad and with your beautiful photos I'm really craving one right now!

Tammy518 said...

I love Greek salad! Now I'm craving it.

You had asked about some of the items in my post. The dishes are from (on sale!). The napkins are from Pottery Barn. The coral napkin rings are by Jay Strongwater, but I think they're discontinued.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh how yummy Cathy! Beautiful photgraphic collage of the ingredients too!
I hadn't heard of this summer salad meme! What a great idea! I love cool salads in the hot summer!!

Thanks sweet girl!

Domestic Designer said...

Sounds and looks YUMMY!!!! Have a great Saturday.

Sumballo Farm said...

Yum! I love Greek salads, too! I try to keep the ingredients for them on hand, so I can make them during the week for lunch. I have been using sliced black olives on mine, but I am going to look for Kalamata olives next time I go to the grocery store.


Barb said...

Hi Miss Cathy, oh, this sounds so delicious and refreshing! I will have to try this. And, your mosaic is stunning.....I could look at it for hours.

I think a salad is calling my name for dinner.

Hugs to you!

Jermaine said...

Another one of your gorgeous mosaics and a great summer supper idea, too! Greek salad is a favorite of mine, but my family did not like feta. The solution for me was to try French Feta which I had learned was milder, creamier and less salty. Now I can get the whole family to eat it and I just need to work on trying to get mine to look as pretty as yours. ~J~

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Cathy! What a great idea for a beautiful salad ..and mosaic! The ingredients look so colorful and fresh! And I LOVE olives and feta cheese! You might say I like a little lettuce with my cheese! Great summery salad! Hope you are having a great weekend...Debbie

Sue said...

Cathy, Your mosaic is so pretty- it made me hungry- and I just ate dinner!! Love a Greek Salad, yummm... Thank you for all your help. I changed a few things and hope to up and running soon. Hugs, Sue

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love Greek Salad but have never made one myself, now that I have the recipe I'll try it!

Nice mosaic!

I hope KD (or somebody) will continue on with the Summer Salad Saturdays, I have more recipes to share!


Char said...

so fresh and yummy

Lisa said...

This looks beautiful and delicious. The perfect summertime meal!

Lillian Robinson said...

Now I'm hungry! yummy pics.

Allidink said...

Hey sounds yummy! I always go to a Greek restaurant down here and get a Greek salad LOL. Do you remember Apollonia next to the Bristol Farms and Roys? Across from UTC? I don't know how long it's been Good food though!

All the best,

Alicia said...

Man another late night munchie I'm craving. Have you ever tried the smaller Persian cucumbers. There crunchier and a cleaner other words YUM!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Jo said...

Delicious! I love the vibrant colors of the veggies. This is one of my favorite salads ~ thanks for the reminder. I'll be adding this to my menu this week.


The Fajdich Times said...

Your mosaic is beautiful:) So colorful! What a yummy salad. Have a great week.

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Wonderful photos and recipe, thank you for sharing it!!! DELICIOUS!

Tara said...

This looks wonderful! I might make it for the fourth!


Elyse said...

hi cathy,

this recipe sounds healthy & delish! i looooove oregano.


sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Mmmm...I'm going to have to try this one! Sounds perfect for summer...and it's healthy! :)


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