Sunday, November 23, 2008

Family Village Salad ™

This is my version of a popular Greek style salad.

This salad is a staple at our family gatherings. It is my hope that you and your loved ones will love it too. Enjoy!


2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
1 cucumber (cut lengthwise, chopped)
1 medium onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
1 -2 oz feta cheese
1- 2 oz black Greek olives
2 T fresh parsley
1 clove garlic (crushed, sliced)
Zest of 1 lemon


1/3 c olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic
1 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1/4 tsp pepper

For Salad

Crush, chop 2 cloves of garlic (set aside 1 clove for dressing).

Combine remaining salad ingredients in bowl. Add garlic and half of zest. Toss.

For dressing

In small bowl combine oil, juice, oregano, remaining garlic and zest. Stir well.

Pour dressing over salad. Toss to coat well.

Serves 4

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