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
1 T. fresh parsley
1 clove garlic (crushed, sliced)
Zest of 1 lemon


1/4 - 1/3 c.  olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/8  - 1/4 tsp. each: pepper, salt

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, salt, pepper, remaining garlic and zest. 

Stir to mix.

Pour dressing over salad. Toss to coat well.

Serves 4 - 6.

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