Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Healthier Eating for the New Year with this Classic Greek Salad

Classic Greek Salad

Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine
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Total Time:
20 min
20 min
4 servings
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1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
Kosher salt
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
12 to 14 small vine-ripened tomatoes, quartered
1 cup kalamata olives, halved and pitted
5 Persian cucumbers
1 4-ounce block Greek feta cheese, packed in brine
Fresh oregano leaves, for topping (optional)
Soak the red onion in a bowl of heavily salted ice water, 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the vinegar, lemon zest and juice, honey, dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in the olive oil in a slow, steady stream until emulsified. Add the tomatoes and olives and toss.

Peel the cucumbers, leaving alternating strips of green peel. Trim the ends, halve lengthwise and slice crosswise, about 1/2 inch thick; add to the bowl with the tomatoes. Drain the red onion, add to the bowl and toss.

Drain the feta and slice horizontally into 4 even rectangles. Divide the salad among plates. Top with the feta and oregano; drizzle with olive oil and season with pep

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