When Making Your Own Greek Salad Bar at Home for your family or friends why not have lots of toppings layed out buffet style and let each person choose what they want on their salad. Some individuals might not be big beet eaters and some might not like feta cheese, or olives. This presentation looks quite appetizing. It could certainly be an entire meal paired with some garbanzo beans or some chicken. Of course normally this type of presentation you see on a big buffet table at a party. Why not make your family feel special. The next day you can use any leftovers in a soup or as part of another salad or main dish.
Here is another fancier way to serve a salad….. in a martini glass. This one was a Greek Salad that my catering company served at a wedding. I love serving anything, desserts, soups, salads, pastas in a martini glass. Martini Glasses make foods seem so special.
A really good Greek salad dressing is important for a great Greek Salad. Be sure to check out this Greek dressing recipe below for your next salad. It will be less expensive and more delicious than ones you are buying in the store.
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 block feta cheese (6 ounces), sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1/2 Kalamata Olive
- 1 head Romaine lettuce torn into pieces
Additional items you might add are beets, artichoke hearts, avocado
Greek Salad Dressing
- 3/4 c olive oil
- juice of 2 lemons
- 2 t dried oregano
- 3 t minced garlic
- 1 t dried basil
- 4 T red wine vinegar
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t black pepper
This is a great chicken marinate as well