Simple salad with salmon

Last Wednesday I was dining alone.  And I was dining quickly in between a tennis match and getting together with some friends to needlepoint and visit.  Keith was playing tennis with some guys and having dinner and Samantha was with her grandparents.  I decided to fix a Greek salad and top it with a piece of salmon from prepared foods at Graul’s.  Here is the recipe for the Greek salad.  It goes well with any protein – shrimp, salmon, chicken, etc.

Greek salad (for 2)

  • 4 TB olive oil
  • 1 1/2 TB red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 TB lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Whisk ingredients together in a bowl.

  • lettuce greens (I used a mixture of green leaf and mache – Romaine is also good)
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 4 oz good quality feta cheese cubed (the quality of the feta really makes a difference)
  • olives (optional – since Keith wasn’t home, I went ahead with the olives)

Combine cucumbers and red onion with vinaigrette in a bowl for at least 20 minutes.  (soaking the veggies in the vinaigrette takes away that harsh taste that you sometimes get from the raw onion and cucumber in a Greek salad.)  When ready to serve, combine lettuce with cucumbers and onions (including the dressing), add tomatoes, feta, olives (if using) and protein of your choice.

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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