World Tour: Greek Salad

[ 1 ] July 9, 2011 |

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I absolutely have to go to Greece.  Not just because i’m obsessed with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I think the scenery would be positively breathtaking, but because I believe that the people, the food and the culture in general would all be breathtaking as well.  I especially think that the authentic Greek cuisine would make for a life-changing experience.  Greek cuisine is heavily centered around fish and olive oil, two ingredients that I absolutely love.  While I have yet to save the United Airlines points necessary purchase a cheap flight to Greece, I have been trying to find ways to integrate more Greek and other Mediterranean-esque dishes into my diet, given their health benefits.  One of the most simple and most enjoyable dishes – especially for the hot summer – is the Greek  salad.  Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe from All Recipes.


  • 1 head romaine lettuce- rinsed, dried and chopped
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (6 ounce) can pitted black olives
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the Romaine, onion, olives, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, oregano, lemon juice and black pepper. Pour dressing over salad, toss and serve.


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