Sunday, April 1, 2007

Greek Salad

Sharon went to the store for the Greek Salad ingredients and made it this afternoon while I downloaded all the recipes from Season 6 into my recipe book. Once they finishing airing Season 7 last year's recipes will no longer be available for free access. The forth season of America's Test Kitchen contains this delicious and satisfying recipe for Greek salad.

As ATK pointed out, "True" Greek salad does not include lettuce but is made of tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and red onion, seasoned with salt, pepper, and oregano and dressed with vinegar and olive oil. But it wouldn't be Greek without the additions include feta cheese, capers and kalamata olives. This recipe is an American version that includes Romain lettuce, parsley and some mint. I like to add some tofu to the marinade step as well. The Greek's don't know from this salad, in fact in Greece you can only find these salads in the tourist traps that cater to Americans.


  • 3 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 T lemon juice
  • 6 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/4 C fresh oregano, chopped
Marinate in Dressing for at least 5 minutes
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, cut in half down the sagittal plane, seeds removed, 1/4 inch crescent moon shaped slices
  • 1/2 lb tofu, 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 tomatoes, wedged and seeded
  • roasted red bell peppers (from a jar), sliced
  • 20 kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 C fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 C fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 C Feta cheese, crumbled

Check out this link for an authentic horiatiki recipe from Greece.

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