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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Greek Salad

I had been eating …. poorly…. over the past few days. There was a birthday party (cupcakes & beer), and then a pizza party (pizza & breadsticks & soda). Whereas these are some of my favorite foods, when I eat them all in a row, I sometimes feel like I’m in need of major detox. Tonight was one of those nights. I decided to make a greek salad and called my brother for his dressing recipe (its the best). Its really easy to make and flavorful. Although the picture above does not have chicken in it, I did grill a chicken breast and put it on at the end…
To prepare the salad…. (however much of each ingredient you prefer)
  • 1 head of red leaf lettuce (may not need all of it) 
  • red onion, sliced 
  • 1 avocado 
  • cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • marinated artichokes, cut up 
  • olives, if you like them (ick)
  • feta cheese 
  • croutons 
Wash and dry the lettuce and cut up. Place in bowl. Cut the avocado, tomatoes, artichokes and onion and place on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle feta cheese on top, as well as croutons. Set aside. 
To make the dressing….
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • salt and pepper 
In a bowl combine the garlic, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, and oregano. Whisk in the olive oil slowly until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. ……. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Place the chicken breast pieces on top and serve. Makes 2 main course servings (with chicken), or 4 side dish servings (without chicken).

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