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MOST DELICIOUS ORIGINAL GREEK SALAD
INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, mashed
Freshly ground black pepper
INGREDIENTS FOR SALAD
2 teaspoons salt
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks (cucumber is great for your health)
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup pitted and halved black or green olives (both are my favs)
2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley (the one I prefer)
6 ounces feta cheese, sliced
6 lemon wedges
Combine all the ingredients in a jar, shake well and let stand for 30 minutes. Leftover dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
For Greek Salad:
In a bowl, combine salt with 2 cups water and add the red onion slices. Let the onions soak for 15 minutes then rinse and drain well.
In a large bowl toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers with the basil and enough of the dressing to coat vegetables well.
Adjust the seasonings. Plate in a high mound on a large plate and garnish with olives, parsley, feta and lemon wedges and serve.
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