If you’re wondering if I borrowed this recipe, then you would be correct. Like a good borrower though, I will site my source of… Walmart. No joke. I was standing in the checkout line in one of the “fancy” Walmart’s complete with TVs in the checkout lanes, and there was a quick commercial for a Greek salad. It looked amazing, so I went home, found the recipe, made some minor tweaks and voila, a Walmart masterpiece was born.
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large red tomatoes, cut into chunks
- 1 cucumber, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup of diced red onion
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (do not use over 1/2 cup!)
- 20 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half
- 2 bags of ready-to-eat salad, romaine lettuce
- 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
- In a large salad bowl, mix the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, and pepper with a fork.
- Add the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, parsley, and olives. Toss to mix well. If you have time, let marinate for 15 minutes.
- Add greens and feta and toss again.
- Plate and eat!
11 thoughts on “Big Fat Greek Salad”
I love Greek salad, but I love how you call it ‘romaine’ lettuce! We call it ‘cos’!
Cos?! I’ve never even heard of that!
We love Greek salads, and frequently eat them when out. We don’t often make them at home, but your recipe inspires me to think ahead and have the ingredients on hand! 🙂
One of the things I loved about this recipe is even if you don’t have them on hand, picking them up and making it is still über easy!
MMMM….. My Mum says that sounds yummy. She lived for ten years in Greece, and she says this is a fair copy of a Greek salad, although where she lived vinegar was never used as a dressing, only freshly crumbled mountain herbs and extra virgin olive oil. 🙂
You just made my day with that! I’m so excited to hear it’s authentic. What type of mountain herbs did she use? If I can find them, I would like to try it with extra olive oil.
Any time you use the word FAT….it’s pretty much a good thing
This is a amazing salad. Thank you for the recipe.
I hope you like it! if you try it, please let me know.