Colourful bell peppers and heirloom tomatoes jostle an English cucumber, Kalamata olives and Feta cheese in a lemony vinaigrette to make an easy and attractive Greek salad. It’s a great side dish for Chicken and Pork Kebabs. Just add some olive bread and tzatziki and you’re done!

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Greek Salad

  • Author: Helen Kain

Description

Colourful, crunchy and delicious. This easy salad comes together in no time.


Ingredients

Scale

For the salad

  • 4 Bell peppers (red, orange, yellow & green), tops & bottoms chopped to 1/2″ dice, middle sections reserved for Pork & Chicken Kebabs
  • 1 pint heirloom or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, partially peeled and chopped to 1/2″ dice
  • 8 oz Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 c Kalamata Olives
  • 1/2 c red onion, sliced (optional) (about 1/4 of one large red onion)

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp (1/2 oz or 15 ml) fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 tbsp (1/2 oz or 15 ml) white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 tbsp (2 oz or 60 ml) olive oil

Instructions

Make the dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the sea salt into the lemon juice and vinegar; let stand until dissolved (about 3 minutes). Add the pepper, oregano and olive oil; whisk until throughly emulsified.

Make the salad

  1. Slice off the top and bottom of each peppers. Remove the stems and discard. Chop top & bottom to 1/2″ dice.
  2. Slice down one side of the middle section of each pepper. Gradually flatten the pepper by gently slicing each membrane at its base to release it with seeds intact; work around until all membranes have been removed and the pepper is flat and rectangular. Reserve for Kebabs. Discard seeds and membranes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the chopped peppers, cucumber, tomatoes and olives. Gently stir in the dressing. Sprinkle the feta cheese over top and serve.

Notes

  • I always serve the red onions on the side so onion-lovers can add to their heart’s content and onion-haters don’t spend the meal picking them out surreptitiously.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8

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