Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Crunchy and refreshing greek salad is one of my personal favorites. Every time I would frequent my favorite Greek restaurant, I would savor the salad and wanted to learn to make it at home. I developed this recipe over the years and believe it is very close to the salads that inspired the attempt. Fresh ingredients and a good feta cheese make a big difference in the quality of the dish. Slightly zesty, with a slightly salty bite every once in a while, as the cucumbers compete with the spring mix and roasted peppers for texture changes while building a gorgeous flavor profile. The yogurt is the result of many attempts, I love how the zest from the lemon juice partners with the feta cheese, herbs and yogurt to form a creamy lightly tart taste that takes this salad to an experience worthy for any occasion as a side or a featured item.

I first posted this salad as a dish partner in a previous video. I received several request to provide the recipe. I appreciate the interest and am happy to provide the video and the instructions below so you can make this tasty salad in your home today. Please let me know if you try it send pictures. If you enjoyed this video please like and share to help spread the word of an eatfoodlicious growing catalogue of recipes.

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Greek Yogurt Dressing Ingredients

In a bowl or jar, combine all the ingredients together.

Mix well.

Greek Salad Ingredients

Chopped cucumbers, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced red onions & cube feta cheese.

Salad

Add both olives, red onions, tomatoes.

Add rest of the salad ingredients.

Pour the dressing on top of the salad.

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Greek Salad with Yogurt Dressing

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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories

Ingredients
  

Yogurt Dressing

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup extra virgin oliveo oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp dried dill weed
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • season with salt & pepper to taste

Salad

  • 1 spring mix bag
  • 1 english cucumber sliced
  • 3.5 – 4 oz feta cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes slice in half
  • ½ cup kalamata olives
  • ½ cup pitted green olive 
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers
  • ¼ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 6-8 peperoncino

Instructions
 

Yogurt Dressing

  • In a bowl or jar, combine all the ingredients together and mix well.

Salad

  • Layer all the salad ingredients into the bowl or serving platter.
  • Pour the dressing on top of the salad.
  • Mix and serve.

Yogurt Dressing can be kept in an air tight jar and be refrigerator up to a week.

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    Pork Larb

    Delicious Boston Lettuce Wrap Pork Larb is decorated/infused with cilantro, mint, fish sauce, lime, sugar and toasted rice. A quick and delightful meal that serves as a savory appetizer or a light entree and will add cultural variety to your next foodlicious experience. Best served with sticky rice; my family also enjoys this flavorful dish on a warm bed of jasmine rice to help fill those hungry bellies. This tables with a nice presentation that has a mint filled aromatic appeal and delivers a gentle melody of flavors that can pack some heat when enhanced with Thai Peppers.

    Expand your home cooked menu by checking out the video and following the recipe below. Thank you for viewing this post and feel free to browse through my expanding categories for select menu options that are equally delicious and simple to prepare.

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    Juicy tender pork.

    Wrapped in lettuce.

    Ingredients

    Sauce ingredients.

    Gochugaru (Red Chili Flakes) is optional but highly recommended as it makes for a pretty presentation.

    Sauce

    Work the ground pork into fine bites. Cook for 3 minutes or until no longer pink.

    Garlic, sugar, salt & pepper.

    Toasted rice and Gochugaru (Red Chili Flakes).

    Shallots

    Fresh mint leaves.

    Chopped cilantro.

    Add sauce.

    Mix and stir.

    Finshed pork larb.

    Serve with boston/iceberg lettuce or sticky/jasmine rice.

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    Pork Larb

    5 from 1 vote
    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 20 mins
    Total Time 25 mins
    Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
    Cuisine Asian
    Servings 4
    Calories

    Equipment

    • Wok or skillet.

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 lb ground pork
    • 1 tbsp uncooked sticky rice or jasmine rice
    • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil 
    • 1 cup mint leaves only
    • 1 cup cilantro chop leaves and top stems
    • 1 tsp granulated sugar
    • 3 garlic cloves minced
    • 3 shallots minced
    • 3 Thai peppers optional, chopped
    • 1 tbsp red chili flakes; gochugaru optional
    • Boston lettuce leaves or iceburg
    • salt & pepper to taste

    Sauce

    • 3 tbsp fish sauce +/- adjust to your liking
    • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1 tbsp water
    • 2-3 limes juice only +/- adjust to your liking

    Instructions
     

    Sauce

    • Combine all the sauce ingredients together and set aside.

    Toast Rice

    • Heat up a wok/skillet to low-medium, add uncooked sticky rice, cook for 5-8 minutes or until golden (toasted) and fragrant. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
    • Transfer the toasted rice to a mortar and grind to a powder using the pedestal. Set aside.

    Cook

    • Heat the wok/skillet to medium-high and add oil.
    • Add ground pork and break up into finely bites. Cook for ~3 minutes or until no longer pink.
    • Add garlic and sugar; stir. Also add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the garlic becomes fragrant.
    • Add toasted rice and stir. If using Gochugaru (Red Chili Flakes) add to the skillet/pan and mix. This creates a lovely color that enhaces presentation.
    • Turn off the cooktop/stove.
    • Combine mint leaves, chopped cilantros, shallot and sauce mixture.
    • Toss and stir until all contents are eveningly coated with the sauce.

    Serve with boston lettuce, cooked sticky rice or jasmine rice.

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      Smashed Cucumbers

      Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad is simple, light and fun to make. Partner this juicily tender salad with a scratch made, salty, and zesty dressing for a refreshing meal. Check out the video and the simple ingredients list below and you will be on your way to making a nice side salad or healthy main dish.

      Recommend eating this shortly after making because the juice form the cucumbers is best fresh.

      Smashed cucumber

      Sliced cucumbers

      Dressing

      Gently toss the sliced cucumbers with the dressing

      Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad

      5 from 1 vote
      Prep Time 10 mins
      Total Time 10 mins
      Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
      Cuisine Asian, Chinese
      Servings 4
      Calories

      Ingredients
        

      • 2 english cucumber or 8 mini cucumbers
      • 2 garlic cloves
      • 2 tbsp soy sauce
      • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
      • 1 tsp sugar
      • 1 tsp sasame oil
      • ½ tsp red pepper flakes

      Instructions
       

      Dressing

      • Using a mortar and pestle to grind the garlic.
      • Add all the ingredients except for the cucumber, whisk.

      Smashed Cucumber

      • Wash the cucumber and don't peel the skin.
      • Place one cucumber on a cutting board. Cut off both ends.
      • Using both hands; hold a large knife flat on the first cucumber and smash with the other hand. Continue until the skin begins to break/crack. Slice the cucumber into ½ thick chunks. Repeat steps with second cucumber. Watch the video for reference.

      Salad

      • In a large bowl, place the smashed cucumbers and dressing together, gently toss.

      Serve immediately and enjoy!

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        Mediterranean Pasta Salad

        This zesty and slightly salty Mediterranean Pasta Salad is filled with lots of rainbow fresh veggies. Great for any occasions and is practically out of the box easy to prepare. Simply boil some water, slice some veggies, make a scratch made dressing and voila. It’s a light/healthy meal that is easy to clean up and simple to throw together. Fresh tomatoes and English cucumbers add a dimension of hunger quenching satisfaction to any pasta salad. Watch the video to see how simple this really is to make. The dressing is the secret to turning this simple dish into a tangy no regrets satisfying meal.

        This also can be a plant-based diet dish if feta cheese is not added to the plate.

        1 box (12 oz) Rotini pasta; follow the cook time that is recommended by the manufacturer.

        Fresh Vegetables

        Dressing

        Pasta with dressing.

        So simple and delicious.

        Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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        5 from 1 vote
        Prep Time 15 mins
        Total Time 15 mins
        Course Main Course, Salad
        Cuisine Mediterranean
        Servings 4
        Calories

        Ingredients
          

        • 1 Rotini Pasta 12 oz
        • 1 English Cucumber sliced
        • 1 Large Tomato sliced
        • ½ Red Onion thinly sliced
        • ½ cup Carrots thinly sliced
        • ½ cup Black Olives sliced
        • 3-4 oz Feta Cheese

        Dressing

        • ½ cup olive oil
        • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
        • ½ lemon juice
        • 1 garlic cloves minced
        • 1 tsp salt
        • ½ tsp black pepper
        • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

        Instructions
         

        • Cook the rotini; follow the box instructions for the pasta cook time.
        • Mix all the salad dressing ingredients together and set aside.
        • In a large bowl, place the pasta and all the vegetables together. Add the salad dressing and mix.
        • Top with feta cheese (optional).

        Enjoy!

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          Basil Cucumber Salad

          Basil flavored Cucumber salad is perfect on a hot summers day when trying to stay light, healthy and cool. This zesty tagnerific crunchy plant based/vegan dish, when served with a chilled glass of water, will make you feel happy, refreshed and satisfied. Served with scratch-made salad dressing that will quench your hunger as well as your thirst; this dish is great as an appetizer or as a large healthy lunch serving. Check out the video to see just how easy it is to turn ingredients that are straight from the refrigerator into a tasty reward. Recipe is also provided below:

          But if making a full meal for the family; feel free to add this to the menu as an appetizer to create the at home restaurant experience. Also, this diverse little dish can be enjoyed as a quick snack in-between meals if you are trying to avoid bad food choices.   

          I highly recommend English cucumbers instead of regular cucumbers, they have less seeds and are not as watery. You can substitute cherry tomatoes for regular tomatoes if you wish but the presentation and sweetness of the Cherry Tomatoes makes this meal Foodlicious. If looking for a tasty experience that bursts with crunchy wet satisfaction in every bite, this dish may be for you. Feel free to leave a comment to let me know what you think of this salad.

            

          Basil Cucumber Salad

          5 from 1 vote
          Prep Time 10 mins
          Total Time 10 mins
          Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
          Cuisine American
          Servings 4
          Calories

          Ingredients
            

          • 2 English cucumbers sliced
          • ½ red onion thinly sliced
          • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
          • 1 cup basil chopped/sliced

          Dressing

          • cup olive oil
          • ¼ cup red vinegar may substitute with white wine, apple cider vinegar or sherry vinegar
          • 2 tsp granulated sugar
          • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
          • ¼ tsp salt
          • ¼ tsp black pepper
          • 2 garlic clove minced

          Instructions
           

          • Mix all the dressing ingredients together in ajar and shake. Set aside
          • Place the sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and basils in a large bowl.
          • Pour the dressing over the vegetables. Gently toss the vegetables and dressing together.

          Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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            Heirloom Tomato Salad

            These sweet little Heirloom Tomatoes make a great base for a refreshing Salad when mixed with onions and basil. This is one of my top picks when eating a salad. If you like Bruschetta you will absolutely love eating this Heirloom Tomato Salad. These tomatoes are sweeter and less acidic when compared to the larger more common tomato. Watch the video and you will be on your way to making this easy to prepare and guilt free delicious salad.

            The best time to eat a fully ripe cool tomato is in the hot days of summer. This is an easy to prepare salad that may be served with an entrée or as the main dish if trying to cut back on less healthy choices. This is refreshing, tangy, crunchy, juicy and more filling than expected. This also doesn’t create a mess in the kitchen when prepping so it is a win all the way around. If feeling adventurous you can also put this on a sandwich to substitute lettuce and tomatoes.    

            Heirloom Tomato Salad

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            5 from 1 vote
            Prep Time 15 mins
            Total Time 15 mins
            Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
            Cuisine American, Italian
            Servings 4
            Calories

            Ingredients
              

            • 2 cups cherry heirloom tomatoes sliced
            • 1 cup fresh basil chopped
            • ¼ red onion thinly sliced

            Dressing

            • cup extra virgin olive oil
            • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
            • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
            • ½ tsp dried oregano
            • ½ tsp dried thyme
            • ¼ tsp black pepper
            • ¼ tsp salt

            Instructions
             

            • In a jar or bowl, put all the dressing ingredients together and mix well. Set aside.
            • Add the tomatoes, basil and red onion to a large serving bowl.
            • Pour the dressing mixture over the salad and mix until well coated.
            • Let the salad stand for 5 minutes to allow for marination prior to serving.
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