Thursday, June 9, 2011


There are a lot of versions of Greek Country Salads (also known as Horiatiki Salata) but the main ingredients you will always find are lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions, olives and feta. You can play around with the other ingredients. Substitute dill with oregano. Black olives for Kalamata olives. White vinegar for red.

I served this with the Greek-Style Halibut (recipe under seafood). There is dill and feta in the halibut dish and I was wondering if it might be over kill but it worked out well. We loved the two together.

                                                    GREEK COUNTRY SALAD

2 cups torn romaine leaves
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
1/2 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 medium green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
12 pitted black olives, sliced
1 TBSP. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. capers, drained and rinsed
1 tsp. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh dill
2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

In medium salad bowl, combine lettuce, onion, tomato, cucumber, green pepper and olives.

In a small bowl, combine oil, capers, vinegar, lemon juice and dill, mixing well. Toss with salad ingredients and top with feta cheese. Serve immediately.

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