David’s greek salad! Aka . . . the romantic dish David chose to whip up in his dormitory bathroom to impress 18-year-old Mikaela on one of their first dates. Needless to say, it worked. 🙂
David and I met our freshman year. (Cheers to a decade of giggles, cute puppy pictures, unplanned adventures, and mini golf duels!) We had both signed up for the
nerd floor “Honors Living Learning Community” and David was randomly placed directly across the hall from me. Then commenced the longest, most drawn out, slowest trek to dating that was ever known. (Love you honey.) It’s up for debate as to who actually asked out who. David technically asked me out on a double date. But . . . he only asked because I asked Kendra, who was dating David’s friend Jared, to ask Jared to ask David to see if he wanted to do a double-date. (You got all that?) And THEN he asked me out on a date. (Undercover influence skill level = expert.)
This greek salad is super easy! I mean, if David can make it… KIDDDING, honey. Your natural nack for cooking is often better than my own. But in all seriousness. 4 ingredients. 6 if you count the salt and pepper. And all you need to make it is a bowl and knife. Wash vegetables. Chop vegetables. Toss vegetables. Voila!
While I offer measurements below, remember that you can also just start chopping and tossing until the ratio is as you like it. I like lots of feta. David likes lots of olives. You can also drizzle the salad with a little olive oil, but it is not required. David I almost always make it without olive oil so it’s lighter in fat and calories. If we have guests over, though, I usually give it a little drizzle. Need a dinner idea? Add chicken, lettuce, some red onion, and bam! You have a heftier salad.
Serves 4 side salads or 2 entree salads
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 2 cups cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1 1/3 cups tomato (cherry or full-size), chopped
- 3 oz feta cheese (about 1/2 cup feta cheese)
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
- 1/2 cup red onion, diced (optional)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Chop cucumbers, tomato, and kalamata olives. When chopping the cucumbers, use the firmer pieces, while discarding seedy-soft middles.
- Toss cucumber, tomato, feta, and olives in a small mixing bowl. (And red onion if you choose to use it.)
- Salt and pepper to taste. (About 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper.)
- If you desire, drizzle 1 Tablespoon of olive oil over the salad and toss.
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