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Author Notes: A favorite, simple to make salad of mine is a platter of romaine, ripe tomatoes, cucumber, feta and kalamata olives with an oregano vinaigrette. Serve with fresh pita, extra vinaigrette and/or tzatziki for dipping. These ingredients travel well; keep them cooled, and upon arrival to your destination arrange on a platter. Pair up with a favorite bottle of wine, perfect summer picnic fare. **Recipe was inspired by a drbab’s Horiatiki Salad, found onsite. —lapadia
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1-1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup good olive oil
- Crisp romaine lettuce enough for 2
- 1 large tomato, seeded and cut into approximately 2? pieces
- 1 large cucumber, seeded, peeled and cut into chunks that are roughly the same size as the tomatoes
- Red onion halved, thinly sliced (opt)
- 8 kalamata olives, pitted
- 2 ounces feta cheese, cut into cubes about the same size as the tomatoes and cucumbers
- 1 tablespoon parsley rough chopped (flat leaf or curly)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Arrange the salad ingredients on a platter. Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients together. Drizzle over the salad. Pour extra dressing into a bowl so you can dip your pita into it.
- Pita Bread: http://www.food52.com/recipes/5053_pita_bread
- Tzatziki: http://www.food52.com/recipes/8961_tzatziki
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Lettuce
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Picnic Dish
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