Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lunch Salad

Years ago, when I had a desk job, I was quite good about bringing lunch to work. I didn’t have a lot of money, and a homemade lunch was also healthier. I think I would have never eaten out had it not been for the Greek salad at a tiny, nearby café. It was the best Greek salad I have ever eaten. It had a simple oil and vinegar dressing, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and olives. Plus, it was always served with a slice of freshly baked, warm bread. To this day, I have never been able to replicate the salad, and no Greek salad in any restaurant has even come close to “my lunch salad.”

The other day, I felt a bit nostalgic and made my own version of “my lunch salad.” It wasn’t as good as the original, but it was nevertheless very satisfying.

Greek-Inspired Lunch Salad 

  • Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • Tomatoes, cubed
  • Cucumbers, cubed
  • Olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Grapes, halved
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Super simple directions: Mix all ingredients and enjoy! Smile

Questions: What’s your favorite salad? I love all kinds of salads but go through phases. But anything with feta cheese and olives is a winner in my book. What’s your favorite lunch at the moment? I love salads as well as veggie wraps.

Be well,