Monday, February 23, 2009

Mediterranean Meditation - Greek Salad

In the middle of winter when the temperatures are hovering near 0 °F a little bit of Mediterranean can make a salad appetizing. Hence the inspiration for my Greek salad with tuna. Glistening with a lemon/olive oil dressing, this salad really hit the spot tonight.

On the bottom is a bed of chopped romaine lettuce. This was seasoned with the dressing and some dried oregano. I also mixed some carrots, cucumber and tuna together and dressed that. An onion was sliced into rings and the bite was taken down by soaking for a few minutes in ice water. This also does a great job of crisping up the onions. These were tossed in the dressing and placed on the lettuce. The carrot/tuna mixture was added on top of that. Finally I added feta cheese and kalamata olives. The whole dish was seasoned with some salt, pepper and more dried oregano.

It matched perfectly with a crisp, citrusy New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

9 comments:

Jayne said...

Greg, that looks so fresh and delicious! I'll have one without olives please!

Kathleen said...

Make that two....I thought meditation meant we had to think about it while we ate it..:)

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Looks wonderful Greg! I haven't made a Greek salad in a while, so thanks for the reminder.

Koruklu said...

That's almost the same I had today!!! Delisssss!!!!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh, one of my FAVORITE salad, and yours looks exceptional Greg!

Marsha said...

Greg, I keep forgetting to check here daily and was thrilled to see all I have missed since my last visit. I bookmarked you know so I don't forget. Everything looks so great, I don't know how you do it all in your busy schedule.

Marysol said...

Greg, that salad always seems to be the one I crave most often. Love every component.

Astra Libris said...

Greg, I love your new blog design!! Mmm, your salad looks so wonderful and fresh and definitely brings the promise of spring!

Teresa said...

Wow! That one looks delicious. :-)