Okay folks, this is my most favorite salad of all time. A million years ago as a teenager I worked at a greek restaurant. At this restaurant they made the best greek salad in the history of the world; hands down. So of course that is the one that I have to compare all other greek salads to. Let me tell you, there is no point in any other greek salad even trying. They had a secret ingredient. Which I am going to share with you now………
Bottled salad dressing from the bulk restaurant supply store that wasn’t even f-ing greek! Just basic Italian house dressing. I felt like such a liar every time I made a salad. Having said that however, it was, no word of a lie the best greek salad ever. Tragically the restaurant switched ownership and salad dressing (idiots!) and there is no way for a civilian to get their hands on that glorious salad dressing. So until I crack that recipe you may be surprised to learn (or maybe not, I am slightly dramatic) that my second favorite way to make a greek salad is with no salad dressing at all. Yes it started because I was pouting that I couldn’t have the salad dressing that I wanted. But, honestly with the strong flavours of the feta and kalamata olives who needs more flavours? It just makes the flavour profile taste kind of over done to me. The one exception to this is if you happen to have some fresh basil and oregano on hand. A little bit of chopped up fresh herbs are a great addition to any salad.
Chop cucumbers, peppers (any color), onion, romaine lettuce (optional) and tomatoes and then mix together with black olives and feta. Sprinkle with basil and oregano.
To make it “authentic” you can add a splash of olive oil and red wine vinegar if you must. But I urge you to try it at least once with no dressing at all.