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Greek Salad with EVOO and Lemon Cucumber Balsamic Vinegar

This traditional Greek salad has lots of fresh vegetables and a “cool as a cucumber” salad dressing! Combining Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) with a Lemon Cucumber Balsamic Vinegar to make the dressing just tops it off perfectly! Add some traditional veggies and voila!
Course Dressing, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Greek
Keyword bacon, balsamic vinegar, crispy, Delicious, dinner, Easy, EVOO, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Feta Cheese, grape tomatoes, Greek salad, Kalamata olives, Lemon Cucumber Balsamic Vinegar, light, lunch, peppers, Red Onion, Romaine, salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Author Madeline Kohler

Equipment

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients

Greek Salad

  • 1 head Romaine lettuce (about 6 cups cut up in bite size pieces)
  • 1 cup peppers (any color cut in bite size pieces)
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives (or you can substitute black olives)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • lb. bacon, cooked crisp and roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ cups cucumber, halved lengthwise and cut in half-moon shaped pieces
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
  • 4 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled

Greek Salad Lemon Cucumber Dressing

  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) I use Capella's brand
  • 3 TBLSP Lemon Cucumber Balsamic Vinegar I use Capella's brand, but you can substitute white or dark balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 slices lemon peel
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh mint or oregano for garnish or mixed in with the salad

Instructions

  • Chop Romaine and all the vegetables according to the instructions.
  • Toss all together in a large salad bowl.
  • Whisk the EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, lemon peels, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Let the dressing sit for a few minutes, then whisk again right before drizzling on the salad.
  • Drizzle the salad dressing onto the salad.
  • Toss the salad so the dressing is fully absorbed.
  • Serve the salad as an entrée or side. Optional: add grilled chicken, steak, salmon or tuna for a heartier salad!

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