The contrast of sweet tomatoes, crisp cucumber and tangy feta gives this salad a bright, refreshing flavor. Whip it up in one big bowl, or arrange it on the table salad bar style, which allows each family member to create their own unique version of this Mediterranean classic.This recipes comes to us from Julie Negrin, author of Easy Meals to Cook with Kids, and the great folks at The Kids Cook Monday. This recipe is suitable for little cooks between the of ages 4-7. If your child is older, they may help you make the dressing and portion the salad onto 6 plates.
Easy Greek Salad
- For the salad:
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1½ English cucumbers, diced
- 1 red pepper, finely diced
- 3 Tbsp red onion, finely diced
- 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, whole or halved
- 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
- For the dressing:
- 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp dried Italian Seasoning
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- To complete the Greek salad:
- ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
To make the salad:
Kid: Place the diced tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper and red onion together in a large bowl. Fold in the olives and parsley and toss together until well mixed.
To make the dressing:
Adult: Whisk the red wine vinegar, mustard, honey, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.
Together: Slowly add the olive oil to the dressing, whisking constantly.
To complete the Greek Salad:
Together: Pour the dressing to taste over the salad and toss to ensure all the vegetables are evenly coated. Crumble the feta cheese on top, sprinkle with parsley, divide into 6 portions and enjoy!
Serves 5. Per serving: 174 calories, 10g carbs, 3g protein, 14g fat, 11mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 2g fiber, 6g sugar, 276mg Potassium.