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Classic Greek Salad Makes a Great Main Dish


This classic Greek salad is the epitome of how fresh vegetables, olives, cheese, herbs, and a tasty light vinaigrette can make the perfect side dish or be just as satisfying as a main dish. Make it as a side salad and save any leftovers for lunch.

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon , zest and juice of
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oi
  • 5 Persian cucumbers , halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
  • 12 small roma tomatoes , cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives , halved
  • 1 small red onion , chopped
  • 4 oz feta cheese cubes packed in brine
  • In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, honey, 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified.
  • Add the cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and red onion to the vinaigrette; tossing to combine. Let stand for 15 minutes to meld flavors.
  • Spoon salad on to serving plates and serve sprinkled with feta cubes.
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