Windsor-Essex

OGVG Greek Summer Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp. (90 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. (45 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. (30 g) fresh oregano, minced
  • ¼ tsp. (2 g) dried oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp. (23 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ tsp. (3 g) salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ½ cup (125 g) red onion, sliced
  • 1 Ontario greenhouse cucumber,peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, torn into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups (500 g) Ontario greenhouse cocktail tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Ontario greenhouse red pepper, roasted, peeled,vseeded and cut into ½ inch wide strips*
  • ¼ cup (63 ml) vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup (63 g) fresh mint, minced
  • ¾ cup (189 g) kalamata olives, pitted
  • 5 oz. (142 g) feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

Method:

  • Whisk the first 8 ingredients together in a bowl large enough to hold the entire salad.
  • Add the onion and Ontario greenhouse cucumber, then marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Add the romaine lettuce hearts, Ontario greenhouse peppers and tomatoes and mint to the bowl and toss.
  • Arrange the salad on a platter or divide evenly on serving plates.
  • Sprinkle with kalamata olives and feta cheese.

*Roasting Method
Coat peppers with a light layer of vegetable oil. Rotate peppers over open flame, either on a bbq or gas stove, until peppers turn black and blister. If an open flame isn’t available, a broiler can be used. Slice the pepper in half and remove the core, seeds and membrane. On a broiler plate, place peppers open side down and broil until skins are black and blistered. Cover peppers in a bowl and allow to rest
for 15 minutes. Peel the black skin off.

Serves 4

Nutritional Facts per serving (327 g): Calories 400
Fat 37 g (57 %), Saturated Fat 9 g + Trans Fat 0 g (45 %), Cholesterol 35 mg, Sodium 1150 mg (48 %), Carbohydrate 15 g (5 %), Fibre 3 g (12%), Sugars 7 g, Protein 8 g, Vit A (20 %), Vit C (140 %), Calcium (25 %), Iron (15 %).
% = % Daily Value

Recipe from the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers' 'A taste of Ontario' cookbook.

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