CSA Greek Salad

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Have you heard me whining (sorry) lately about being buried in CSA vegetables? Well, I still feel a little deer-in-the-headlights at the moment (have I mentioned I do two CSAs?). But I made a nice dent in the supplies today. I made a Greek Salad. 

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Topped with an an olive oil and lemon dressing and an array of fresh veggies–tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, peppers (okay those came from the freezer, this is Wisconsin), it’s a perfect mid-summer salad. Yes, I told my husband he could count two vegetables out of this!  

I grew up in the era of iceberg lettuce salads and bottled dressings and one of my first tastes of REAL salad was a Greek Salad at a local ethnic restaurant. Add some dense bread topped with cultured butter and an entrée that involves grape leaves and I was in heaven. 

Serving Greek Salad

Serving Greek Salad

Now usually my “Greek Salads” are much simpler—toss some feta and a vinaigrette made with lemon juice over some lettuce and call it a day. But that’s one of the things that is so great about a CSA—it guilts you into, err… inspires you to do more.  

This salad can work as a side salad or even as an entree. Looking for a little more protein? Add some tofu or chicken breast marinated in olive oil, lemon and oregano, then grilled. Mmmm! 

Greek Salad, Served

Greek Salad, Served

I did one thing a little different for my version of this salad—I used roasted red peppers instead of fresh. Partly that was convenience, since my peppers had been frozen, but it’s also a matter of taste, so feel free to use whatever you prefer. Me, I’d almost put roasted red peppers in ice cream. Hey everyone is doing avocado ice cream now… 

Greek Salad
Serves 4
Topped with an an olive oil, lemon dressing and an array of fresh veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, peppers), Greek Salad is perfect for mid-summer.
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
280 calories
19 g
25 g
21 g
7 g
6 g
371 g
693 g
13 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
371g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
Calories from Fat 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
32%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 25mg
8%
Sodium 693mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 13g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
42%
Vitamin C
84%
Calcium
20%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dressing
  1. 1 clove garlic, minced
  2. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  3. juice from 1 lemon, about 2-3 tablespoons
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  6. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (Greek if you have it)
Salad
  1. 6 cups of lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  2. 1/4 cup pitted kalamata or black olives
  3. 4 ounces cubed Feta cheese (dairy or vegan)
  4. 1 cucumber, seeded and cut in 1/2 inch chunks
  5. 1 tomato, diced
  6. 3-4 red scallions or 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
  7. 1 red pepper, trimmed, seeded, and diced
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. When ready to serve: In a large bowl lightly toss the lettuce with the dressing. Arrange the olives, cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and peppers over the top of the greens.
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calories
280
fat
21g
protein
7g
carbs
19g
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8 Comments

  1. What a feast! Looks wonderful.

  2. beautiful. I love to add pepperoncini to my Greek salads too.

  3. Two CSAs??? I could barely keep up with half a share! Gorgeous salad, Inger!

    • Thanks David. I preserve (freeze and some canning) for winter or I’d never keep up with two CSAs. (I try to use the grocery store as little as possible!)

  4. I enjoy an occasional salad for dinner in summertime. This healthy salad with tofu or chicken would be a perfect light summer meal that keeps me full.

  5. I love salad for dinner in summer too! Nice and light for a warm evening!

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