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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Greek Salad

Today I restocked all of my fruits, vegetables and herbs. I love it when I have a full fridge and pantry to choose ingredients from. One of my great friends knows this about me and guess what she did!?!? She bought me an herb garden! For no reason at all! I was so surprised! It was so sweet! She even picked out the perfect spot in my sunny backyard for it. Thank you again! I love it!!!
 Having fresh herbs and veggies, I figured time for a great salad! 

Gluten Free Greek Salad 

1/4 cup teaspoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano
1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 head of romaine cleaned and chopped
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1 cup diced cucumber
4 tablespoons diced red onion
1/2 cup sliced black olives
optional Crumbled Feta Cheese

To make the dressing, place the olive oil, garlic , oregano, basil, pepper, salt, onion powder, dijon mustard, and red wine vinegar into a blender and pulse until blended well.
In a large bowl, toss Romaine, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red onion, and black olives.
Pour Dressing over salad and Serve immediately.


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