Greek Salad

I don’t know about you, but I know we are getting pretty darn excited about summer. As many of us in Wisconsin are in the same boat, we were blessed with a pretty mild winter, and spring has sprung, but let’s face it, we all wait for summer. Summer means a lot of things to us. Everything from watching baseball games, to biking with the kids, the constant smell of a grill, the sounds of lawn mowers, and visiting a farmers market for fresh ingredients. We can probably all keep that list going, but since I focus on recipes, I thought I would share a salad that just screams summertime.

Greek Salad Recipe

The Greek salad. Maybe to many of you, this might not sound like summertime, as it does a visit to your local Greek diner. It’s a salad that is probably on every menu of a classic Greek diner, and it is a salad that I really like a lot. This salad, like many, has that punch of freshness in every bite, and it is a salad that can be tweaked to your liking. This is my take on a Greek salad.

Ingredients:

  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Kalamata olives, seeded and sliced in half
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 rib of celery, cut into bite size chunks
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/2 one green onion, thinly sliced
  • pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, drizzled

That’s it. A bunch of ingredients most might of us have in stock, especially when it comes to cucumbers and celery. The rest, well, I think one should have feta cheese in the refrigerator, and who doesn’t love kalamata olives? Well, my wife actually doesn’t like olives, but that is ok. She still loves this salad, and she just scoots the olives to the side.

Every bite is packed with those bright flavors you expect in a Greek salad. Tender bites of pretty much every vegetable with the crunch of the celery, and that feta just begins to meld with the olive oil. It’s good, refreshing, and good for you to boot. Hope you enjoy!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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