Bursting with color, flavor, aromas and texture, a Greek salad appeals to all the senses. Its cool freshness is the perfect antidote to a hot summer night.
To create a traditional Greek salad, forgo the lettuce and toss some juicy tomato wedges, cucumber chunks, red onions cut into rings, pitted black olives and pickled banana pepper slices into a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil or Greek salad dressing and toss everything together. When you're ready to serve, transfer generous amounts of the salad to individual bowls and top with a slice or pile of crumbled feta cheese. Serve with a side of pita wedges.
If you'd like to add some leaves to your salad or would like put a gourmet twist on this traditional recipe, try Emeril's Stacked Greek Salad, or this recipe for a Greek salad with red wine vinegar.