This fresh and healthy Greek salad is full of color and flavor.
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This salad is really good. I too didn't have grapeseed oil so I substituted with macadamia oil (no reason why but that's all I had apart from olive oil).
Also used cherry tomatoes instead of regular tomatoes.
My hubby also liked it and he's normally a fussy eater!
Well I made it without the grape seed oil and having had it both ways I'm not really sure I could tell the difference. I just added more olive oil. It was still one of the best Greek salads I've ever tried...let alone made. There were no left overs that's all I know.
One of the best and healthiest salads out there. I don't even use a wine vinigrette, only olive oil, Mediterranean Oregano, lemon juice, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. One thing that adds a nice, subtle flavor is to marinade the red onions in balsamic vinegar while you're chopping the rest of the vegetables. (Don't let them soak more than 1-2 hours or they'll start to break down and get mushy.) Drain the balsamic before adding onions to the rest. I've also found that just this little twinge of balsamic makes this salad even better THE NEXT DAY.
Another great addition that always goes over really well is using capers instead of, or in addition to, olives. Again, drain brine before adding. The perfect Greek salad shouldn't have too much in the way of liquid left when you've emptied the plate or bowl. It's about the vegetables more than the dressing. :)
Here's one I like:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp celery seeds
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
The trick is to whisk the dressing in a bowl and then mix in the slaw. I admit that I buy the bagged cabbage/carrot mix, because a whole head of cabbage makes too much for us. The bags are usually about a pound, and I halve this dressing recipe. I hope this helps. Enjoy!
Made the Greek Salad for dinner tonight. Husband was very happy and said this was the best salad he's ever had. I practiced how to chop with chef knife by making the salad. It took me one hour in the kitchen to chop everything because I am not that skillful at chopping (yet... haha). But when I tasted the salad, all that work was well worth it. I love the burst of flavor from all the fresh herbs. Homemade salad dressing tastes so fresh and much better than store bought ones. Thank you for this great recipe, and the detailed video helps a lot. Will definitely make this again and again.
I really need some tips on how to select red onions. I make this salad regularly as it's so delicious and healthy as well. Tonight I used a new red onion and once again it was so strong tasting that it was all but inedible. I will have to toss the onion and avoid people for days. Other times, I manage to pick an onion that tastes great and has a much milder flavor. Question is how do you pick the ones that are milder? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
You can try and soak the sliced onions in cold water to lessen their potent flavor and then toss them in just before serving. Alternatively, you can soak the onions (and even the cucumbers) in the vinaigrette for at least 30 minutes before you toss the rest of the salad. Either of these things help to reduce the flavor. You can also just use less red onion. Cheers!
I will try to see if I can find the flatter red onion to see if they are milder. In the past though, the onions I've bought that have been mild look the same as the ones that are strong. Will try soaking too, but using less.... the taste is too off putting to use even a few! Thanks for the suggestions! I'd love to just know which ones are mild before I buy.
I bought more produce than I needed and have made this three nights in a row. I used Persian cucumbers which i really like and left out the green peppers. The last two times I made this, I cut everything into a small dice and it was really nice.
There have been no leftovers since my teenage nephews come by after school and eat it all. Great recipe, thanks
I was told years ago flatter squattier onions were sweeter and have been buying that way for years. I think it's true.... Most of the time. The sugar settles supposedly.
I've never tried soaking them in water or vinaigrette like Dawn suggests but sounds good. I've also heard rinse the knife if it starts to make you cry.