It’s Greek To Me…

I generally don’t publish back-to-back posts for the simple reason that “a little lunch” was created to be a tidbit, rather than a full-course-meal.

However, some things are SOOOO good, it would be a disservice not to share.

Greek Salad

1 cucumber, peeled & sliced (I do the decorative peel thing…)

Salt, to taste

2 tomatoes, seeded & chopped (I used cherry tomatoes, quartered)

1/2 an onion, finely chopped

1 head of lettuce, washed, drained & torn

Olives (I used Kalamata, but a combo of black & green also works well)

8 oz. crumbled Feta or goat cheese

Extra virgin olive oil

Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Greek seasoning (I used Konriko, but Cavender’s is also yummy)

Combine cucumber slices and salt; let sit 30 minutes, then drain.

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and olives; toss lightly.

In a small measuring cup, combine equal parts of olive oil and lemon juice; add Greek seasoning to taste.  Drizzle over salad and toss again.

Add cheese (I prefer it sprinkled over the top); serve immediately.

The mysteries of the universe may elude me (yet), but it helps to ponder them over a tasty salad.

Enjoying life — whatever the translation may be,

~ Kim

25 thoughts on “It’s Greek To Me…

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  2. The mysteries of life never seem frightening to me when I have a bowl of delicious food in front of me–I’m totally with you on that. And this salad certainly looks like it fits the bill in that regard.

    • You’re right, Jenna — it’s hard to be distracted, frightened or worried when your senses are occupied with a meal that demands their full attention. :)

  3. The best part of a greek salad is the feta as far as I am concerned-yum! It is the best when put with fresh veggies. Healthy, fresh and tasty-well worth having for lunch. Enjoy the day Kim!

  4. να απολαμβάνουν τη ζωή ! There, that’s the greek translation to “enjoying life”. (Don’t ask me to pronounce it) :D
    Love feta … actually I just love cheese and esp feta. I love making salads like this all the time, so light and refreshing. A super lunch!

  5. I had no idea that there was Greek seasoning. I would have thrown Feta & olives on it and said “It’s a Greek Salad’. Now I gotta go find this stuff.

    • Dawn, I looked at the ingredient list on the seasoning and it’s pretty much what I throw in to “flavor” a vinaigrette — garlic, salt & pepper, oregano (this one has sage, too.) Your version of a Greek salad sounded good to me!

  6. This is by far one o my favorite salads! The crunch of the cucumber with the creamy saltiness of the feta= perfect!
    You struck again,great post!

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