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Classic Greek Salad with Feta Cheese and Calamata Olives

Last Modified: 11/07/10
First Published: 03/09/07
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Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, preferably Greek
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head romaine lettuce (about 1 pound), trimmed of tough stems and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 ounces calamata olives, about 1 cup
  • 1/2 pound Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 English (seedless) cucumber, trimmed, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 12 ounces vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes and drained
  • 1 green pepper, trimmed, seeded, and diced

Method:

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, salt, and oil. Stir in the oregano and pepper to taste. Set aside.

When ready to serve: In a large bowl lightly toss the lettuce with some of the dressing. Divide the lettuce among 4 salad bowls. Scatter the olives, cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and peppers over the top of the greens. Serve and pass the remaining dressing at the table.



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