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Mollie Katzen's 'get cooking' Greek Salad with Oregano-Laced Vinaigrette

An easy go-to salad to accompany chicken, fish, or beef or a lovely main course accompanied by bread and a cup of soup.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 servings
Calories 332 kcal

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1 pound salad greens washed and dried or three 5-ounce pkgs (romaine is really nice for a greek salad)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper any color, diced
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced (I had picked onions and used those)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 12 Kalamata olives if not pitted, warn your eaters
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar I used sherry vinegar suggested in her Creative ideas section and it was lovely
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic about half small clove
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano double that amount if using fresh
  • Heaping 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions
 

  • To make the dressing, combine the vinegar, garlic, mustard, oregano, and salt in a smallish bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined, then continue whisking as you drizzle in the olive oil. When all the olive oil is incorporated, set the dressing aside. (Or you can put all the ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid and just shake it emphatically.)
  • Combine the salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and 1/2 cup of the feta in a large bowl, and toss to mix well.
  • Just before serving, whisk the dressing - or shake it, if it's in a jar - to recombine, and add about half of it to the salad. Toss to coat, and give it a taste. You might want to add the rest of the dressing right now, or bring it to the table (along with the pepper mill) for people to add more to their own portions. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup feta, the olives, and a few grinds of black pepper, and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 8gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 659mgPotassium: 534mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2730IUVitamin C: 80.4mgCalcium: 236mgIron: 2.1mg
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