Summertime Greek Salad

And now for a food post from Chef Chloe.


What’s better in the summertime than fresh veggies? Ok, maybe patio/rooftop beers, but as far as food goes, fresh veggies are pretty much at the top of my list. And with all the summer holidays and potlucks, it’s a great way to bring some healthy options to the table instead of the typical tortilla pinwheels or cream cheese-based dip (not that these aren’t amazing).

So, as I was brainstorming what to make with a fridge full of cherry tomatoes and red onion, it dawned one me—Greek salad. I love, love kalamata olives, plus a nice refreshing salad with a punch of red wine vinegar is always a good idea, no?

This recipe is a few things. First, it’s so simple and easy. You chop a few things, pour a few things, toss them in a bowl and stir. Done. Second, as you can probably tell from the first thing, you can make it really quickly. If you ever find yourself in a bind and need something to bring to a gathering with friends, this is definitely a fast solution. It’s also quite delicious, obviously, so you’re bound to get a few compliments and who doesn’t like those?

So without further ado, here is my quick and easy summertime Greek salad recipe:

Ingredients

1 carton cherry tomatoes, halved

2 cucumbers, sliced

1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved

1/2 large red onion, chopped into thin slices

1/2 green pepper, chopped or sliced (any bell pepper works)

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

4 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp brine from kalamata olives

1 tsp oregano

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Chop all your veggies and put them in a medium-sized bowl

Mix red wine vinegar, EVOO, brine and seasonings in a small bowl and pour over veggies

Mix well

Add feta cheese on top for presentation, stir in before serving

And that’s it! Just as easy as I said it would be, right? Bon appetit and enjoy!

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