Killer Greek Salad and Dressing
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 pound Sweet garden tomatoes chopped roughly
  • (***note from my mom:)- never put tomatoes in the fridge, they lose all their flavour!)
  • 1 medium Sweet onion
  • Red or orange sweet pepper chopped in chunks
  • green pepper in chunks
  • 1/2 Long english cucumber
  • fresh deli olives (taste em and pick your favorite kind!)
  • High quality Feta cheese chopped in large chunks
  • Fresh basil (roughly chopped, or can leave as leaves)
  • freshly cracked ground pepper
  • sea salt
  • Dressing:
  • White sugar
  • good quality olive oil
  • white vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine chopped tomatoes and sweet onion in large salad bowl
  2. drizzle with olive oil, 1 tbsp white vinegar, and 1 tsp sugar, 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  3. allow to marinade in sugar dressing while chopping other veggies
  4. chop and toss all other ingredients into bowl with tomatoes
  5. drizzle with more olive oil and juice of lemon
  6. add 10-15 turns fresh cracked pepper and 5-7 turns salt
  7. toss all lightly and serve immediately!
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This recipe is inspired by Canmores Mountain Mercato's AMAZING greek salad. I had the pleasure of learning it from the Chef and owner. The key? GOOD FRESH LOCAL ingredients. Especially the tomatoes! Buy the sweetest, tastiest tomatoes you can find.... as well as the best feta, the freshest olives, sweet peppers, and fresh thyme and basil. If you have all these things, you will have a killer greek salad.