Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Greek Salad

L. ate this for dinner!!! If you have a salad hater husband, who likes all things tangy, and has had fried mac and cheese for an evening snack, you can consider making this one for dinner.

Washed and dried lettuce leaves (I just used plain old romaine hearts) + a big handfull of cherry tomatoes sliced in half + 1/3 of seedless cucumbers (my new love) cut into half moon slices + a big handful of calamata olives, sliced in half + a big handful of crumbled feta (mine had some herbs in it) + greek creamy dressing. Toss and serve.

Greek creamy dressing (proportions are approximate) :
1 Tbsp mayonnaise (this acts as an emulsifier) + 2 Tbsp low fat yoghurt (that's what I had around) + 1/4 cup red wine vinegar + 1 big pinch of dried oregano + salt + pepper. Whisk everything properly and start pouring extra virgin olive oil till the dressing thickens. Taste and adjust the taste.

This dressing once and for all freed me up from worrying about what's in those "creamy" looking store bought dressings. However, watch out for the Mayo before serving to a strict vegetarian, who avoids eggs. I think it can be substituted with dijon mustard with similar results.

Oh my!! As I write this...I just realized that some of the whole bunch of recipes I looked up before dinner called for garlic, which I completely forgot. Will try next time.