Greek Salad (and a Giveaway!)

My sister Kayley posted this recipe and then brought it to a family dinner and it was AWESOME!!! I tend to get stuck in a salad rut, making the same thing over and over and this has been a great salad to throw in the mix.

Ingredients:

* Romanine lettuce (chopped) - 6 cups
* Tomatoes (chopped) - 3 cups
* Red onion (chopped) - 1 cup
* Cucumber (chopped) - 1/2 cup
* Green pepper (chopped) - 1/2 cup
* Feta cheese (crumbled) - 3 oz
* Olives - 16 to 20
* Olive oil - 3 tbsp
* Fresh dill (chopped) - 3 tbsp
* Fresh parsley (chopped) - 1/4 cup
* Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
* Garlic (minced) - 1 clove
* Oregano - 1/2 tsp
* Salt - 1/4 tsp

Directions:
1. Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, dill, garlic, and salt.
2. Mix the lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, green pepper well.
3. Add the dressing to the salad mix and top off with feta cheese and olives.

Photobucket
 And on to the GIVEAWAY!!! (my first one!)
When I made the salad it was SUPER easy because I used a bag of Fresh Express romaine hearts...all cleaned and chopped up and ready to go! 
Through Food Buzz and Fresh Express, I was given the opportunity to try out some of their new bagged salads. The good news is they are awesome (the Asian salad kit has been my personal favorite) and the great news is that they gave me coupons to share with you!
One lucky reader will win 5 coupons, each good for a FREE bag of Fresh Express!
To enter, follow my blog through Blogger or Networked Blogs (Facebook) and leave a comment here telling me how you are following me AND your favorite salad combo...do you prefer strawberries, feta and spinach or a classic caesar?
I'm always looking for new ways to spruce up my salad and can't wait to see your ideas!
One winner will be selected at random at 9pm CT Wednesday, October 27th.
Good luck :-)!

11 comments:

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

This greek salad looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Krystal said...

yum! I follow through google reader :) and my favorite salad is a taco/chef's salad. more of a through whatever is in the fridge in my salad. I like them filling!

-Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

I follow your blog thru google friends connect :) My favorite salad is either taco salad or Asian style chicken. YUM!

Katie said...

My heart belongs to spinach, strawberry, chicken, feta, toasted almond, red onion, salad with poppy seed dressing. Of course I am always the only one in my family who will eat it and so it doesn't get made a ton...but oh so yummy

Melissa said...

I follow you through Google. We love Caesar salad! We recently discovered this Chicken BLT taco salad and it was a hit with the whole family:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/chicken-blt-taco-salad/bfc61b5d-f4c7-45f8-b9d4-57a158805c14

DJ and Candra Probert said...

That Greek salad looks amazing. I wish I had it in front of me right now.

I am following you through networked blogs.
We love a Ceasar Salad with chicken stuffed into a pita.

candrac {at} gmail {dot} com

Sha nay nay said...

I'm a blogger follower. I love a good greek salad actually. Just started getting into them.

Sara Jean said...

I'm following your blog!! I seriously LOVE this blog. It has helped me with many a cooking slumps. Feta and spinach is my fav salad combo.

Nichole said...

A mutual friend told me about this blog, and I've been using it ever since. You have great recipes. I'm following through networked blogs. I love almost any kind of salad, especially strawberry and spinach and Caesar. Thanks!

melissa said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader and my favorite salad combo is green leaf lettuce, strawberries, feta, and toasted almonds with a balsamic vinegarette. It's seriously so addicting!!

Natalie said...

I follow via Google Reader--does that count?

I highly recommend this salad--http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/07/cranberry-nectarine-salad.html

We discovered it this summer and have made it so many times!!