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Author Notes: A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for Fresh Herb Vinaigrette for My Big Fat Greek Salad and so I thought maybe someone might like to know what my "go to" Greek salad is. This one is wonderful with the vinaigrette which I've re-posted here. - inpatskitchen
Makes 2 large servings
For the vinaigrette
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 large basil leaves, torn
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
- 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
- Place all ingredients in a mini food processor and process until almost smooth. (The feta may not all smooth out and you'll see little flecks of the herbs)
For the salad
- 1 large romaine lettuce heart, chopped
- 1/2 of an English cucumber sliced into thin rounds (don't peel)
- 1 medium tomato cut into wedges
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 10 to 12 pitted kalamata olives
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 small roasted beets, sliced into rounds
- Anchovy fillets for passing at the table (optional)
- Toss all but the beets and anchovies in a salad bowl. Strategically place the beet slices here and there in the salad. Plate each salad, add an anchovy or two if you like and dress with the vinaigrette. OPA!!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Lettuce