Monday, March 19, 2012

Quick & Easy Greek Salad

Some of the best recipes are the simplest. 

As I have mentioned, this is also true for many of the best things in life.

There are few things I love more than a great Greek Salad. In fact, this is what I'm planning to make for lunch today. The combination of heirloom cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, crisp red bell peppers, grassy dill, and tangy feta just works.

I toss these great veggies and cheese with mixed greens (or occasionally arugula). The dressing—just fresh squeezed lemon juice and good extra virgin olive oil. Salt and pepper. That's it. Really.

It takes only minutes to make, but you'll want savor it for even longer.

Quick & Easy Greek Salad
Serves 2 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
Vegetarian; gluten-free

  • 4 cups mixed baby greens 
  • 1/2 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

  1. Place the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, dill, and feta into a salad bowl or mixing bowl. Add the lemon and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Toss well.
  2. Add the mixed greens and toss again.
  3. Transfer the mixture to bowls. Top with a little fresh ground pepper if desired. Enjoy!


  1. Sounds delicious and like the perfect way to celebrate a morning of writing before moving on to the afternoon and all of its literary, urban, and possible dog park adventures. Thanks for the recipe and culinary inspiration. Happy Monday!


    1. Just got the "please prove you're not a robot" prompt. Thinking of a sensitive robot asked to prove the same thing...

    2. Glad you enjoyed the spring salad inspiration. It would be great with chickpeas added for protein, your favorite! xx

  2. This recipe look great! I would love it if you linked up this post to my springtime recipes blog hop for a chance to win a "Top Chef" cookbook:

    1. Thanks, I will check out your blog hop! xx

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