Larry decided to explore several different Greek salad recipes one day – the result was his version below, which turned out to be very good!
Larry’s Greek Salad Recipe
1 1/2 TBS lemon juice
2 TBS red wine vinegar
6 TBS olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped
1 tsp white sugar
1 tsp salt
½ tsp course ground pepper
1 tsp Dijon grainy mustard
6 to 8 black / Kalamata olives finely chopped Note: 15 oz can, the remainder go in the salad.
Mix all ingredients well in a salad dressing mixer or glass jar with lid. Adjust quantities of ingredients to your individual taste. The small amount of sugar cuts the acidity and is pleasant on the tongue without being sweet tasting.
1 small red onion, very finely sliced
Cut into approx. one inch cubes: 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper (seeded, etc)
½ c coarsely chopped flat parsley leaves (if you like, you can also add some chopped mint leaves)
12 -16 Kalamata / black olives, pitted and halved
4 mini cucumbers (Costco), quartered lengthwise, and cut in 1” thick slices
200 gr feta cheese, cut into small ½” cubes ( in Mexico, I use Apetina brand found at Superama, in brine)
1 cup Plum tomatoes, halved ( more if you like)
Mix all the ingredients together and toss with some of the dressing. I like to add the feta cheese to the individual salad bowls. Guests can add more dressing if they like.
Another option: let guests add their own dressing and feta. If there is salad remaining, it will store better without the dressing added.