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Greek Salad with Homemade Salad Dressing

Greek Salad

We try to make salads as much as possible to eat a healthier diet, so when we wanted a Greek dressing, we started researching online.  We ended up combining several that we found to make this perfect blend of herbs and spices for a homemade salad dressing. On our Greek salads, we use green leaf lettuce, pepperoncinis, kalamata olives, feta cheese, pineapple, tomatoes, and red onion.  It is also common to add pickled beets, if you wish! The great thing about making your own dressings, is there are no added preservatives and you know exactly all of the ingredients that are in it! We usually have most of these ingredients on hand from The Great American Spice Company anyway.  No sense in choosing to eat healthy and cover your fresh delicious salad in a whole bunch of things you can’t pronounce or identify, when a homemade salad dressing can be simple, easy and much more healthy.

Greek Dressing: (Yield 5 servings)

1/4 c olive oil

3/4 t garlic powder

3/4 t dried oregano

3/4 t dried basil

1/2 t pepper

1/2 t sea salt

1/2 t onion powder

1/2 t Dijon mustard

1/3 c red wine vinegar

 

In a large container, mix together the olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, basil, pepper, salt, onion powder, and mustard. Pour in the vinegar and mix vigorously until well blended. Store tightly covered at room temperature (if you refrigerate, the oil will congeal). You can also use a blender or food processor if you would like, instead of a bowl and whisk. Enjoy your healthy salad and healthy homemade salad dressing!


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Since Sarah & Coley first met, they have enjoyed sharing their love of food--cooking, baking, and culinary exploration. Random fact: when vacationing, they won't eat at any national chain restaurants. For their day jobs, Coley is a Financial Advisor with Investment Centers of America and Sarah is Adjunct Faculty at two local universities and CEO/Social Media Strategist at SociallySeasoned, LLC.
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