Greek Style Mediterranean Salad with Mint and Dill
This unusual salad features a variety of classic Mediterranean ingredients, such as black olives, feta cheese, garlic, olive oil, and tomatoes, combining the flavors and textures cleverly for a beautiful result. What makes this Greek salad recipe more unusual though, and distinguishes it from others salads, is the fact that the ingredients are marinated in a herbed mixture instead of simply being dressed with a salad dressing.
This really allows the flavors of the marinade to soak in, and the marinade doubles as the dressing. This unusual touch gives an elegant element to the salad, and you can serve this as an appetizer, side dish or even with some bread for lunch or supper.
Make any changes to this Greek salad recipe you like, perhaps using chopped Roma tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, or a white onion instead of the red one. You can also swap the balsamic vinegar for red wine vinegar, although that will result in a sharper marinade and dressing rather than the sweet one the balsamic vinegar gives you, but throw in a pinch of sugar and that will not be an issue. This colorful and full-flavored Greek salad recipe is sure to impress your dinner guests.
- ½ sliced red onion
- 1 minced garlic clove
- Small package salad leaves
- ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
- 1 lb cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup cubed feta cheese
- 1 cup pitted black olives
- ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 sliced red bell pepper
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Put the garlic, red wine vinegar, and balsamic vinegar into a large mixing bowl, and add a pinch of salt.
- Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking.
- Add the red onion, bell pepper, olives, and herbs, and marinate for 20 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and feta cheese, and then toss gently to combine.
- Add salt and black pepper to taste.
- Serve on a bed of salad leaves.
This photo shows how colorful and appetizing the salad is, featuring the red of the bell pepper and tomatoes, the green lettuce, and the black olives, as well as the creamy feta cheese. Sometimes the most colorful salads are the most appetizing ones, and if you want to make people hungry then just present them with this Greek-style salad and watch their plates empty fast. This salad has enough textures to keep it fresh and interesting, and it makes a great side dish with chicken or beef, or even a satisfying main dish in its own right.
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