Elleniki Salati (greek Salad)

Elleniki Salati (greek Salad)


  • 1 head Romaine or head lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, cut in wedges
  • 1 cucumber, sliced or cubed
  • 2 chopped green onions or one small regular onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley, preferably the flat Italian kind
  • Feta or Kasseri cheese
  • Greek olives


Tear or slice lettuce into bite-size pieces. Add the other veggies, toss with Greek salad dressing. Sprinkle crumbled cheese on top, garnish with olives. Lathoxitho (Greek salad dressing) 3/4 cup olive oil (Greek or Extra Virgin Italian) 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 or 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon oregano 1 tablespoon chopped fresh peppermint, or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint 1/4 teaspoon dill (optional) 1 teaspoon salt fresh ground black pepper Combine all ingredients in a jar. Put the lid on and shake very well. Or, mix in a blender. Variations: Add 1 teaspoon anchovy paste and/or 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard.

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