Monday, October 26, 2009

Greek Salad

This is one of my favorite summertime salads. Some of the ingredients can be found throughout the year, and even during fall I can still find all of them fresh at the farmer's market. Whenever I make this, I always feel like a fresh summer breeze has just blown in.


4 cups mixed salad greens
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 large tomato, cut into wedges and diced
(or 1 cup grape tomatoes)
1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese
up to 4 Tbs of vinaigrette type salad dressing


Combine all ingredients. Pour a small amount of salad dressing over the greens and mix well to combine. Serve.

Serves 4

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Ever notice how some salads are drenched with dressing? Or maybe you have someone in your family who likes to pour half a bottle of dressing on top of their greens. While salads are extremely healthy, too much dressing works to spoil the health benefits. Dressing the greens before they're served means that you control the amount per serving. That way, no one will ever has a chance to pour half a bottle of dressing on their salad!

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