Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

It’s almost farmer’s market season. I am so excited. Now, I know that sounds strange, given how often I complain about the quality (or lack their of) of their produce vs the price, but I still enjoy the experience of shopping around each year. They, more than the unseasonably warm weather we’re having, are the first sign of spring. In honor of said upcoming markets I’m posting one of my favorite tomato glut recipes. This is truly a market recipe because it tastes far and away the best using fresh market tomatoes that cannot be bought at a grocery store. It’s the only product they really have a lock on as far as I can tell. Everything seems to fade in and out quality wise (harsh I know, but I’ve bought as much mediocre produce at my local market as I have at my local grocery store, only for a far high market up.) Yes, I put even the sweet corn firmly in that category. I will make Greek tonight and I will make this salad with winter produce and it will not be the same. (I still crave salad even in the off season.) As I eat I’ll be dreaming of what I can make in a few short months. Let’s hear it for your local market!

Serves 2-4

Kid Friendly Tasks: Choosing the tomatoes from the garden or market. Mixing

 

Ingredients

  • 3 tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 1 green pepper, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2c chopped parsley

  • 1/3c feta, coarsely chopped

  • 1/4c black olives

  • 1/3c green onion, coarsely chopped

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp sugar

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp oregano

Directions

  1. Mix all dressing ingredients and shake well. Mix all salad ingredients, top with dressing and stir well to coat.

Enjoy!

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

 

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