Greek Salad – the best…

So here is my family’s absolute favourite Greek salad.  We had it again this weekend and compared to the rest, we’ve decided that this is what we’ll continue to use in the future.

I love to make up the dressing ahead of time and store it, then make up the salad (w/o dressing) and keep leftovers for future nights (by simply adding in the dressing).  Keeps things simple, quick and efficient – which I love.  Enjoy!

Dressing:

Wisk (or processor) the following together in a bowl;

3/4 cup of quality olive oil

juice of 2 large lemons (room temperature)

4 tsp dried oregano

3 tsp minced garlic (fresh or out of jar)

1 tsp dried basil

2 tblsp red wine vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

NOTE:  make dressing ahead of time and let sit in fridge for at least a couple of hours ahead of time – this really helps the flavours to merge and makes a big difference in the taste.

Salad:

1 lg head of lettuce (Romaine or mixed greens)

2 tomatoes cut into wedges

1 english cucumber (I prefer seedless)

1 red onion (slices)

1 green pepper

feta cheese chunks (to taste)

kalamata olives (to taste)

 

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