An easy Mediterranean Salad made with peppers, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, and Feta cheese. Perfect as a main entree or side dish.
Did you have a great weekend? We had fun times celebrating a birthday and going to a football game with friends. The evenings are still long and beautiful and I can definitely feel a cooler season coming in.
Over the weekend, I made one of my easiest recipes, this tasty Mediterranean Greek Salad. This simple salad recipe is perfect for warm nights, football parties and is even better the next day as a take along lunch (which I do often). Over the years, I adapted it from one of my old Betty Crocker recipe books. It is meatless, but you can add chicken or steak to make it heartier.
All the ingredients are fresh from your farmers market or grocery store.
The ingredients come together to make a beautiful and tasty, hearty salad.
Sometimes I use bell peppers and other times I use the sweet mini peppers. They make the salad so flavorful and colorful!
Easy Mediterranean Salad
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
- ½ can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- ¼ cup chopped red cabbage
- 2 medium tomatoes (diced) or ½ cup mini tomatoes, sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped olives
- chopped peppers (I used 4 sweet mini peppers
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
- Mix above ingredients, except cheese in bowl.
- Add feta cheese and dressing before serving
I like to use a traditional olive oil and lemon dressing, but a balsamic vinaigrette also goes well with it.
Mediterranean Salad Dressing
3/4 cup Olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt and pepper
Mix the above ingredients in a mason jar or bottle. Cover and shake well.
- Use precut lettuce, olives , and cabbage
- Use a bottled dressing instead of making it from scratch
- Pre-make the salad the night before with everything but the cheese. Add cheese and dressing just prior to serving.
Check out the other great take-along salad recipes we have too!
How was your weekend?