Greek Salad

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Try This Healthy Greek SaladWe had a dinner party recently, and sometimes I like to plan them around a specific theme. For this dinner with dear friends, I wanted to take them to Greece. We made a grilled Greek chicken recipe that my husband and I used to make all the time after our visits to Santorini. You take a whole chicken and, under the skin, stuff slices of tomatoes covered with dried oregano, sliced onions, and thin slices of feta cheese. Grill it with a lemon-based sauce and voila, you’re in Greece. They do this all over Santorini, on the streets, outside of small restaurants, and everything is so fresh and good.

Serve it with a simple Greek tomato and cucumber salad and you are set. Try it—it’s delicious!

Greek Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2–3 large tomatoes, preferably heirloom, cut in large chunks
  • 1/2 of a large red onion, cut in 1/2" chunks
  • 1 1/2 hothouse cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut in 1/2
  • 1/2 cup of Kalamata black olives, pitted, cut in half
  • Greek feta cheese, crumbled in large pieces
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Chopped fresh oregano leaves

Directions

Place tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese in a large bowl.
Drizzle with the best olive oil you have and a few splashes of red wine vinegar.
Sprinkle with a little salt (the feta will be salty, so not too much), fresh pepper, and two-thirds of your chopped oregano leaves.
Toss lightly to combine.
Garnish the top with more oregano leaves and serve with LOVE!

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