greek-ish salad

In appetizers, brunch, culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, ethnic food, gluten-free, lunch, vegetarian on 08.15.11 at 9:32 pm

greek-ish, you ask? call it my improv version of the traditional greek salad. a culinary experiment with whatever random ingredients i had in my fridge that day. (read: no red onions, no cucumbers, no lettuce on-hand.) but somehow it just worked. opa!*

the improv salad:
toss together the following ingredients in large prep bowl:
– fresh organic mixed greens
– 1 hothouse tomato (sliced rounds)
– kalamata olives
– black olives
– 1/3 zucchini squash (sliced half-moons)
– light feta cheese (crumbled)

instead of a traditional plain-jane dressing with lemon juice, black pepper & olive oil, i thought i’d switch up and try a fruity homemade concoction. thanks to my lovely friend marylynn for bringing me a bottle of fantastic raspberry wine vinegar all the way from montreal! so yummy.

the vinaigrette:
whisk together the following ingredients in small prep bowl:
– 2.5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
– 1 tbsp raspberry wine vinegar
– dash of sea salt

food styling:
– toss salad in bowl
– lightly drizzle w/ raspberry wine vinegar
– pairs nicely w/ your fave pinot gris on the patio

* note: there was no plate-smashing this time around. ;)

  1. Katherine would love this. She loves Greek salads, hates cucumbers. Gives them to me.


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