Chopped Greek Salad
Gluten Free Living – 2022
Our family LOVES Greek Salad. And I’ve served a LOT of it over the years. We’ve made pasta versions. We’ve made it with chicken AND bacon, and we’ve made several marinated versions. I have a Mediterranean Salad and an Antipasto Salad that are also terrific. I also have a Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad that is more Greek than Italian. I’ve even made Greek Salad Wraps. We love all of it. 🙂
Since my husband always likes to cut his salads down into small pieces, I decided to try a Chopped Greek Salad. While it’s similar to my favorite Greek Salad recipe, I’ve altered it somewhat and added a few other things. We’ve eaten this so many times this spring and summer and yet we never get tired of it.
Chopped Greek Salad is elegant enough to serve for company (which I’ve done numerous times). We like it so much that we make it at least once or twice a month. I have cut back on the sugar in the salad dressing, and if you prefer, you can cut it back a little more and not sacrifice taste. All of the ingredients can be purchased any time of the year so it’s a wonderful salad to make for company or even holiday dinners. Just don’t add the salad dressing until you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!
Chopped Greek Salad is spectacular!
I used a seasoned Feta Cheese that made the salad even more flavorful.
Our family enjoy plates and plates of this fantastic salad.
Seriously, every mouthful is delicious.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the salad.
Place romaine salad mix in a large salad bowl or trifle dish. (I didn’t chop the greens, but I did chop everything else).
Spread diced green pepper, diced red onion, quartered and sliced cucumbers, quartered grape tomatoes, sliced Kalamata olives, chickpeas, and diced mild pepper rings over top of the lettuce in salad bowl.
Sprinkle with Feta Cheese. I used a Mediterranean blend. Either serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
I used these ingredients for the salad dressing. You can decrease the sugar to two tablespoons if you prefer.
Pour olive oil into a mixing bowl. Add red wine vinegar.
Add sugar, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
Either toss the salad with the salad dressing, or transfer salad dressing ingredients to a server and you can drizzle out over individual portions. (This is really helpful if you are not going to be using up all the salad in one sitting).
This version is in a trifle dish.
In this picture, I didn’t chop up the salad pepper rings, but left them whole.
Chopped Greek Salad is healthy, gluten free and clean eating.
Seriously, you’ll be drooling over every mouthful. It’s that good.
Chopped Greek Salad is terrific for company or holiday dinners.
Here’s the recipe.
CHOPPED GREEK SALAD
(My own concoction)
Chopped Greek Salad
- 1 large salad bowl with tongs
- 1 sharp knife to cut and chop vegetables
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- 1 small bowl
- 1 whisk
- 18 oz. pkg. romaine lettuce mix
- 10.5 oz. pkg. grape tomatoes quartered or diced (1 dry pint)
- 1 large cucumber quartered and sliced
- 1 large green bell pepper seeded and diced
- 1/3 cup red onion diced finely
- 1 cup Kalamata olives pitted, drained and sliced
- 1 cup mild banana pepper rings drained and diced
- 1 cup chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 8 oz. pkg. Mediterranean Feta Cheese crumbled
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 to 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 3/4 tsp. pink himalayan sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- Layer in above order.
- Add the dressing and pour over salad just before serving.
- Or, place salad on individual salad plates and add dressing individually as desired.
- Combine ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well before serving with salad.
NOTE: This is also very good with grilled chicken, avocados and hard-boiled eggs
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Chopped Greek Salad is low calorie tasty enough to eat every day.
The salad dressing really brings out the wonderful flavors of this fantastic chopped salad recipe.
If you enjoy Greek Salad recipes, this is one of the best!
Chopped Greek Salad should be on your regular menu rotation. Everyone will love it!