Greek Salad

I am back and extremely excited that while I was gone I hit 100 followers. I never thought that I would have so many people tuning in to read my recipes. It truly is an honor. The cross country move wasn't too bad. The desert is very hot though, so it is going to take some time to get used to cooking in a kitchen in this heat. I think that it will be safe to say that dinners in this house will be pretty much grilled outside until the summer heat is behind us.

This is a salad that I made before the big move. I got the recipe from Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals cookbook. It was simple to throw together and a nice addition to any dinner. I even ate it alone as a snack. There is nothing crazy to this recipe. If you cannot find peperoncini, you could get away with hot banana pepper rings instead. I am not a huge fan of olives but I found that the saltiness of the kalamata olives really balanced this salad out. It may not be the prettiest thing to take a picture of but it sure was tasty. It does make a huge bowl so be prepared for leftovers.

  • 1 English seedless cucumber, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 4 celery ribs with leafy greens intact, chopped
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 lb feta, crumbled
  • 1/2 c. pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 6 peperoncini, chopped
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Whisk lemon juice and oil together.
  2. Toss all of the ingredients together with the dressing until coated. Add salt to taste.

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gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Congrats on 100 followers! It's very fun to get others ideas as burn out in the kitchen is common place! Your Greek salad looks divine too. Happy weekend!

Angie's Recipes said...

What a lovely healthy summer salad!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Isn't it nice to keep seeing the followers go up! It really makes you want to keep doing this!

Nice on the salad! Bad about the desert!

Melodie said...

Congrats on all the new followers. That makes a girl feel pretty good. And I love your greek salad - it looks divine. A must try. Thanks for linking!

Haupi said...

Congratulations on your 100th follower and I'm glad to hear you've made it to your new home and are settling in. Nothing bad in grilling more - in fact another congratulations. Smiles

Can't go wrong with a great salad these days and this one is hearty and delicious looking. I'm loving it.


☺lani☺ said...

Refreshing Greek Salad, just the right food specially in hot place! Thanks for dropping by, have a great week ahead!

Reeni said...

Glad your move went good! I love Greek salads - bet this was delicious!

Clements Family said...

That salad looks delish! Love all the veggies in it!!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful Greek Salad. Feta, for me, makes all the difference.

Erin said...

This is my absolute all time favorite salad! YUM!