Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crazy Lazy Greek Salad

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I've written about Greek Salad before, and my love for it has not wavered.  Unfortunately, my tolerance for onions - particularly red onions - has waned.  I made a big batch of Greek Salad about a month ago and picked out all the onions.  What a waste.

The recipe above is not difficult, but I was feeling particularly lazy and not at all in the mood for onions.  So here's what I did.
  1. Chopped up a tomato. I like the kind that is sold attached to the vine.
  2. Chopped up part of a cucumber.
  3. Chopped up a clove of garlic.
  4. Threw the above into a bowl.
  5. Splashed with Italian dressing, just enough to coat. 
  6. Sprinkled feta. Currently loving Athenos Garlic & Herb.
  7. Added a few pitted kalamata olives.
  8. Profit!
  • I like this make-as-you-go approach way better than making a big batch of salad at once and keeping for several days. Chopped tomatoes that have been sitting in dressing for over a day get mushy and gross.  
  • The garlic was a good onion substitute. It provided bite without, well, being an onion.  
  • The smallest garlic clove is more than enough. Anything larger and I could singlehandedly protect the Capital District from vampires.
  • Next time, I may go wild and buy a bottle of Greek dressing, but I already had Italian in the fridge and thought it tasted just fine. Plain old olive oil would probably work too.
You may be thinking, "This girl is a hack. This isn't even a recipe! It's more like 'throw random shit in a bowl and it will magically become delicious salad.'" To you I say, as long as Food Network considers Rachael Ray's Late Night Bacon a recipe, I will consider myself a salad visionary - AKA, suck it.

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