20 MINUTE GREEK SALAD THAT EVERYONE LOVES!

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • lemon zest , from 1 medium lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice , fresh if possible
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper , fresh cracked if possible
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano , or 2 teaspoons fresh chopped oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried dill , or 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1 large cucumber or 3-4 small cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 4 ripe roma tomatoes diced (or 1 cup (240ml) cherry tomatoes, halved)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 3/4 cup pitted black kalamata olives , halved
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In large bowl whisk together all the dressing ingredients (olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and dill). Taste the dressing and adjust salt, pepper or additional seasonings, to taste.
  2. Add cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives, feta cheese and parsley. Gently stir everything together to coat with the dressing. Add additional fresh lemon zest or juice (optional) to taste. Serve chilled.
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