Thursday, August 21, 2008

Greek Salad

To finish off the birthday dinner we had Greek Salad as well. Usually when I make this salad it has chicken, sauteed in Greek seasoning, on top to make it more of a meal. We had a little chicken leftover, that we couldn't fit on the pizza, so we threw that on top. The salad is a little different from the way I usually fix it- check out this LINK , to see the other way we eat this salad and the greek seasoning I use. There are no tomatoes in the picture, but we added them on the side, because some members of my family think tomatoes are poisonous-(it is an adult). I love serving this in a trifle bowl, because then you can see all the pretty colors and it just looks lovely on the table.

Greek Salad with Vinaigrette by Mary Ann
3 oz baby spinach
1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/2 large green pepper, chopped
1 small yellow pepper, chopped
1 small orange pepper, chopped
1- 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1-14 or 15 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 oz block feta cheese, crumbled
2 tomatoes, chopped

Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle Greek Vinaigrette over top and toss; or let everyone dress their own salad.

Greek Vinaigrette* or Athenos Brand Greek Dressing with Feta Cheese
4 Tbls fresh lemon juice
4 Tbls red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

*Combine lemon juice and next 5 ingredients in a blender. Start blending and slowly pour in olive oil. Turn off blender and stir in feta cheese. Store in the fridge.


Prudy said...

You inspired me last night to make greek wraps and now I want some salad too. Great use of leftovers.

Aggie said...

That's also inspired me to roast some chicken with Greek seasoning so I can make something...playing with something new tonight!

I'm addicted to Greek salad, yours looks so great and healthy!

Jenny said...

Oooo, looks so good. I love all the greek flavors, so I'll be trying this for sure!