In this recipe, we bring together an array of fresh ingredients that perfectly embody the essence of Greek flavors. This iconic Mediterranean dish is a vibrant combination of crisp vegetables and a light and zesty dressing that accentuates the natural flavors of the vegetables without overpowering them, allowing each ingredient to shine through. A heart healthy go to for those following the Mediterranean diet or just looking for a tasty and refreshing salad.
6 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Greek Seasoning
3/4 tsp honey
Kosher Flake Sea Salt, to taste
4 medium Roma tomatoes, diced
1 medium English cucumber, optionally peeled and sliced and cut into quarters
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced or diced
1 small green or yellow bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, chopped
3/4 cup kalamata or black olives, drained and sliced
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese (about 1 cup)
1 medium avocado, ripe but firm, diced
Add all of the dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk well to blend, season with salt to taste and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
Add tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, olives, avocado and feta to a salad bowl.
Drizzle dressing over top and gently toss to evenly coat. Add dressing within a few minutes of serving for best results.