Thursday, July 16, 2009

Greek-Inspired Salad

Lunch was a Greek-inspired salad. I got the idea a few weeks ago when Angie commented after a post where I asked for salad ideas. She makes a Greek salad with a feta dressing. I have made variations of this salad several times over the last few weeks; it's delicious! Today, we were unfortunately out of olives, but the salad still tasted great!

To me, the best part of this salad is the dressing and the lemon juice in it. It's funny, because I used to hate lemon juice in salad dressing. Growing up, we NEVER bought salad dressing but always made our own, all-natural salad dressing with LOTS of lemon juice. And I HATED lemon juice in salad dressing. And I also hated the lecture my mom gave me every time I asked why we couldn't be "normal" and eat delicious, bottled salad dressing (with all the nice chemicals in it)!

Here is today's Greek-inspired salad dressing (I slightly change it every time I make it...):
  • Juice of two lemons - Yes, it's very lemony! Use less, if you don't LOVE lemons... :o)
  • Greek non-fat yogurt
  • feta cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • [Angie uses a bit of mayonnaise instead of the Greek yogurt; that's also a very nice variation of this dressing.... :o)]

Questions: What did you have for lunch today? What's your favorite salad at the moment?

Be well,


  1. Love Greek salads! I'll have to try this version.

  2. haven't had lunch yet, but now i want greek food!

  3. Anonymous7/16/2009

    Salad for me today too! This dressing looks totally yummy, and I always thought that's what greek yogurt was used for... making greek salad dressing. I'm going to remember this!

  4. Lunch was a turkey sandwich with pesto sauce (looooooooove), some grapes, and a Kashi bar. I pack my lunch for work everyday, so salads are rare. Yours looked great!

  5. Anonymous7/16/2009

    Yum Andrea! I can't wait to try this variation of the dressing- sounds fabulous!!

    My lunch was a salad from our hospital cafeteria salad bar- pretty good at the time, but not near as yummy looking as yours!!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. That looks yummy!! I just found a recipe on cooking light for a greek feta salad and saved it! i would have made it tonight but it called for tahini - random! Anywho - for lunch we had Mushroom & Chicken Pesto - fab! My fave salad right now is the one I made earlier this week - pizza pasta salad - but I love lemons so this may be the next fave!

  7. That sounds terrific!

    I had an eggplant burger for lunch which was awesome!

    My summertime favorite salad is tomatoes, cucs and red onion. Mmm...can't wait til our tomatoes ripen:)

  8. My favorite salad at the moment is lentil/tomato salad with lots of lemon juice.

  9. MmMmM I always like it when there is either feta or goat cheese :)