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Greek Summer Salad

Everyone loves a bright, colourful, and flavourful Greek Salad! This Greek Summer Salad recipe is full of vibrant veggies and great, Ontario-grown flavour (even when it’s not summertime). Enjoy this as a starter salad, or as a main meal with your favourite protein.

4 Servings

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  • 6 tbsp. (90 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. (45 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. (45 ml) red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. (2 g) dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp.(30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 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, seeded and cut into ½ inch wide strips
  • ¼ cup (63 g) fresh mint, minced
  • ¾ cup (189 g) kalamata olives, pitted
  • 5 oz. (142 g) feta cheese, crumbled


    Roasting method
  1. 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 .
  2. For the salad
  3. Whisk the first 8 ingredients together in a bowl large enough to hold the entire salad.
  4. Add the onion and Ontario greenhouse cucumber, then marinate for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the romaine lettuce hearts, Ontario greenhouse peppers and tomatoes and mint to the bowl and toss.
  6. Arrange the salad on a platter or divide evenly on serving plates.
  7. Sprinkle with kalamata olives and feta cheese


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

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This recipe was developed with support by our featured member, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.

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