Oia Greek Salad
An authentic Greek salad from Oia, Santorini in Greece. Traveling through Greece, I feel in love with the Greek salads on the islands because they had no lettuce. When I came home, I was determined to replicate that salad for family and friends. This is a great green salad recipe because extra salad can marinate in the dressing overnight and be eaten the next day in pita pockets as a sandwich.
Melitzanosalata Agioritiki (Athenian Eggplant Salad)
There are different ways to make eggplant salad, a very common summer salad in my country. This is a version called 'agioritiki' named from mount Athos (Agion Oros). It's refreshing with smoky flavor and can stay refrigerated up to three days. Serve it as a salad or on top of whole-wheat bread slices.
Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing
This is the 'secret' Greek dressing recipe from the pizzeria that I work at. The recipe makes almost a gallon but can be scaled down easily. It can be used for picnics and travels very well, since it doesn't need to be refrigerated. This is the best dressing I have ever tasted, people offer to buy it constantly, but if we sold it we wouldn't be able to make enough to use in the restaurant!
Greek Orzo Salad
A delicious, colorful salad, with artichoke hearts and feta. I receive a lot of requests for this one.
Mediterranean Potato Salad
This is a nice change from a traditional potato salad. It's very light and goes over great at potlucks!
Greek Tomato Salad
This is a common and colorful side dish for our summer cookouts. It's such a hit that I get complaints if I don't make it. Even the youngsters love this mix of fresh vegetable and light dressing! Regular black olives can be substituted for the Greek olives if you don't care for their flavor.
Lahanosalata (Greek Cabbage Salad)
Simplicity at its best, this cabbage salad is a mainstay in Greek homes, especially in winter. The crunchy shredded cabbage takes center stage and I prefer to mix in some carrot, too, though this is optional.
Greek Salad III
This is a wonderful summer salad for either lunch or a light dinner. My kids even enjoy it.
Maroulosalata (Greek Romaine Salad)
In Greece, maroulosalata is one of the most common salads. The simple ingredient list shouldn't fool you--it's such a light, crunchy, refreshing salad that is full of flavor. I particularly love it alongside roast or grilled meats. The key to authenticity is to almost shred the romaine lettuce (marouli), rather than tear it into large pieces as we normally do in the States.
Greek Salad, The Best!
This salad has remained a favorite in our house for many years. I make it often for special occasions and receive rave reviews all around; you will too when you serve this wonderful Greek salad!
Greek-Style Tuna Salad
I had this in a restaurant once and it was so good I had to go home and recreate it. I have it with spinach stuffed in a pita or sandwich. I've cut back on the dressing to keep the calorie count low but adding more is yummy!