I haven't done a meatless monday post in quite some time, mostly because we have not really been cooking anything worth sharing. we've been keeping it really basic lately - salmon, broccoli, etc. recently, a few ladies in my neighborhood had a holiday get together and the host asked me to bring a salad. I am all about making and eating salads, but I definitely was a bit stuck trying to decide on a salad that was "pretty" enough to bring to the party.
my friend casey makes her greek salad all the time, in fact, her husband requests it almost on a weekly basis. her greek salad is full of vibrant color and juicy ingredients, which made it a perfect choice for my holiday party. luckily she shared the recipe with me and I get to share it with you!
-chopped romaine lettuce
-thin slices of red onion, about 1/2 an onion
-crumbled feta cheese
-pickled banana pepper rings
-seeded cucumber slices, about 1 small cucumber
-seeded, diced tomato
for the dressing:
-1/2 c. red wine vinegar
-2 t. minced garlic
-2 t. minced shallots
-2 t. dried oregano
-2 t. dried basil
-1 T. ground mustard
-1.5 c. olive oil
1. combine all salad ingredients in your serving bowl. make sure to drain/blot your pepper rings, tomato, and olives before putting into the lettuce. also, seeding the cucumber slices takes a decent amount of time so plan ahead for that.
2. next, make the dressing. combine all dressing ingredients except for the olive oil.
3. very slowly, mix in the olive oil while stirring until it emulsifies.
4. pour dressing into salad and toss just before serving.