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Old 03-29-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Greek Salad

This recipe is from the original South Beach Diet book, page 137:
Phase 1, one serving:
8 leaves romaine lettuce (torn into bite-size pieces), 1 cucumber (peeled, seeded and sliced), 1 chopped tomato, 1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup sliced red onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves.

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Old 03-30-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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GREEK PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

350 gr. of penne or any other pasta will do

2 cans of tuna fish in brine, drained

2 tomatoes sliced

3 fresh onions chopped

1 small onion sliced

1 cucumber seeded and cut on cubes

half lettuce, rinsed and chopped

1/2 cup feta cheese

1/2 cup black or green olives

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3 tablespoons vinegar and 3 tablespoons of olive oil for the vinaigrette dressing

Cook the pasta as recommended by the manufacturer. Put all vegetables i a big bowl. Mix well. Add the pasta. Now take a small jar, put olive and vinegar inside. Close the jar and shake well until you get a white emulsion. Open the jar and rinse the vinaigrette over the salad. Mix well and then on top sprinkle mashed feta cheese.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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We took a day trip to Tarpon Springs, FL and stopped for lunch at an "authentic" Greek restaurant. the Greek salad was served over potato salad. Has anyone ever heard of this? It was kind of strange.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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I have some feta in the fridge. Time for a Greek Salad. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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Oooooh! I like the anchovies. Nice touch. I usually get my salt kick from the feta, but this one gives me another reason to eat anchovies.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:40 AM   #7
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Oooooh! I like the anchovies. Nice touch. I usually get my salt kick from the feta, but this one gives me another reason to eat anchovies.
Me too!! LOL

Dressing - EVOO, flax seed oil, lemon juice, fresh minced garlic, fresh chopped herbs (oregano, basil & parsley), ground sea salt, ground peppercorns, dry oregano and ground red pepper flakes
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:43 PM   #8
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omg, mofet! that's a thing of beauty. gotta have anchovies on a greek salad. so many diners in our area leave them out when you order one.
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omg, mofet! that's a thing of beauty. gotta have anchovies on a greek salad. so many diners in our area leave them out when you order one.
And old fashioned Greek salad around here is just slices of tomato topped with slices of onion, thyme, olive oil, and a slice or two of feta with a kalamata olive or two on the side.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:17 AM   #10
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add anchovies and i'm there, taxy.

thyme, not greek oregano?
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