Greek Cucumber Salad Recipes with Spinach
If you are looking for a supremely light, refreshing, and flavorful spinach salad recipe, you will love this one. Combining healthy spinach with cucumber and onion, this wonderful Greek-inspired dish makes a beautiful side dish for steak or chicken, or a great meal in its own right. Perhaps you fancy serving this as an appetizer, in which case you will get eight to ten servings. As a side dish you might not be able to feed so many, so double up on the ingredients if you have a crowd coming for dinner.
You can make the dressing up to twenty four hours in advance and it is best to make it at least three hours ahead, so the flavors have time to blend. You will be surprised actually how different the dressing tastes after being allowed to sit for a few hours. The flavor gets much softer and better-combined. If you like, you can stir the fresh herbs into the dressing rather than tossing them with the salad. The end result is quite similar; it just depends if you want a white dressing or a white dressing with green bits in it.
Everyone has their own idea about what a typical Greek salad should be made with. Tomatoes, lemon juice, olives, feta cheese, and cucumber are usually used to make such salads but the following recipe uses slightly different ingredients and the result is really nice. Making your own Greek salad dressing recipe is an especially good idea, if you want a fresh-flavored result.
- 8 cups baby spinach leaves
- 2 peeled, seeded, diced cucumbers
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons Greek-style yogurt
- ¼ sliced white onion
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Whisk the honey with the lemon juice in one bowl and the olive oil with the yogurt in another.
- Add the yogurt mixture to the lemon mixture in a steady stream, whisking all the time.
- Season to taste and chill for up to 24 hours.
- Combine the cucumber, onion, mint, dill, spinach, and season with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the dressing over the top and serve immediately.
This spinach salad recipe might not be particularly colorful or exotic-looking but the flavor is beautiful. You might like to serve this Greek spinach salad recipe alongside grilled meat or fish. Why not serve this when you make chicken poached in white wine? It is the perfect side dish. Start this flavorful Greek salad recipe up to twenty four hours in advance, at least the dressing part of the recipe, because the flavors need time to blend well. This might be a very simple Greek spinach salad recipe but you will really like the authentic Greek feel of it and its nice, light taste.
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