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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mrs. Jetplane Cooks...Greek Salad

Hello All! As promised I am trying to add more recipes to the mix here on Leaving and Loving.

Here is the Jetplanes' favorite easy Greek Salad. What makes it even better? Well its WW and its delicious to boot.

Greek Salad with Oregano-Feta Dressing

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil (I used EVOO)
1 garlic clove (I use a little more,I love garlic)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons water ( I use a little more b/c the dressing is thick)
3 cups of torn romaine lettuce leaves
1 tomato sliced
1 cucumber sliced
1 green bell pepper sliced (I'm not a fan of uncooked peppers so I remove)
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
6 large Greek olives,pitted and sliced

* I add a little radicchio, I prefer salad to have a variety of greens and have a lot of color.

1. To prepare the dressing, in a mini food processor or blender, combine the cheese, lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, and water; puree.

2. In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, and onion. Drizzle with the dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with olives.

Its a great salad to pair with grilled chicken or just eat the salad for lunch. Mr. Jetplane loves it.

Enjoy!

6 comments:

tootie said...

Yum! I looove Greek salads. Sounds like a perfect summer meal!

Jacqueline said...

Ooh I love Greek Salads! It was the only healthy thing I craved while I was pregnant with Lucy :)

And I'm glad to know I"m not the only who's blogged about something as random as making a salad! That's awesome.

It Is Everlasting said...

Sounds awesome-- what are the WW points?

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

Yum!

Jessica Lynn said...

YUM!!! I'm definitely bookmarking this. I second the WW point question!!

Sara said...

This sounds delish! I love to make my own dressing and we're big salad eaters.

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