Someone wrote in earlier and asked for another easy-peasy summer recipe. ……Well, here you go…
Greek Salad -- I found this on the web quite some time ago and have since lost the citation to the person who posted it. If anyone knows, please do let me know. It is EASY-PEASY and simply fantastic. You just cannot go wrong and it is HEALTHY HEALTHY HEALTHY. Nicki is crazy about the black olives…….Just serve it with plain pita chips you can buy in the grocery store.
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice – fresh ONLY please
1 clove garlic-minced – the minced garlic in the jar is fine
1/2 tsp dried oregano (use same amount fresh if you have it…fresh is better!!)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper for garnish
3 tomatoes cut into wedges
1/4 onion chopped finely (can be cut into rings or slices)
1/2 cucumber sliced in to thick half moons
1/2 green pepper julienned
4 oz feta cheese cut into small cubes
16 kalamata olives
Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and oregano in a small jar with a screw-top lid and shake-shake-shake and then dance a bit around the kitchen….any silly dance will do….. to combine.
Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine just before serving. GARNISH the Greek salad with a little freshly ground black pepper.
Ta-DA!!!! And then serve with a light wine for you and sugared lemon-water (freshly squeezed) for the little ones.