Mediterranean Salad Recipe

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Categories: Mediterranean, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetable

Submitted By: Joanna from Nashua.

Mediterranean Salad Notes

One day while making a tomato-basil-mozzarella salad, I decided to give it a bit of a Greek twist. This is the result.

Ingredients
  • 1 large vine-ripened tomato or 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • about a dozen cloves of roasted garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 4-oz package herbed feta cheese crumbles
  • half of a small, sweet onion (Vidalia are best), diced
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 12 or so large leaves fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon Greek oregano
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh-squeezed juice of one lemon
Serves / Yields

4-6

Preparation Instructions

Cut up and seed the tomato, or just wash the grape tomatoes. Cut roasted peppers into bite-sized chunks. Dice onion. Shred basil leaves. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and mix well. Chill before serving.

Helpful Hints

The great thing about this recipe is that it allows for all kinds of customizing. Fresh bell peppers sound better than roasted? That'd be good too. Prefer green olives to black? Go for it. Feel like using mozzarella instead of (or in addition to) the feta? Sure, why not. Want to try lime juice instead of lemon? Have fun. Balsamic vinegar instead of white? Can't go wrong there. Garlic lover? Add some more roasted cloves (though be warned, I already go pretty heavy on that). Make it however you like - just have fun!

Quick Shopping List


Greek Oregano
Broken Leaf, in a glass jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. .5 oz.
$2.49
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D'Anna N. Said:

Very refreshing salad. The only change I made was rinsing the black olives slightly as they are salty to begin with so I rinsed some of the brine off before mixing,it was just the right amount of salt. Will make again & again.

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Make it Again? D'Anna N. would make this recipe again.