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March 13, 2015

Greek Salad with Marinated Onions

Greek Salad with Marinated Onions ~ The ever popular Greek Salad gets a small makeover and it is scrumptious ! Definitely a salad recipe you need to add to your collection, especially when you have a BBQ !

Greek Salad is very popular with my family - especially the Feta cheese ! To change things up a little, I made this Greek Salad with Marinated Onions .

Absolutely delicious ! And you would not believe the huge difference the marinated Onions make to this salad. The typical Greek Salad I usually make, contains a lot of lettuce, which I love, but my family not so much.

Greek Salad with Marinated Onions ~ The ever popular Greek Salad gets a small makeover and it is scrumptious ! Definitely a salad recipe you need to add to your collection, especially when you have a BBQ !

They were very surprised by this new version and immediately fell in love with the Greek Salad with Marinated Onions. It was a winner the first time and the second time, and I plan on making it again this weekend.

The use of different Tomatoes may not seem like a big thing, but it does have a lovely impact, not only visually but also in taste, on this Salad.

If you want to serve the Salad for lunch, only a wholewheat dinner roll is necessary, as this Greek Salad with Marinated Onions are quite filling.

Having a BBQ ? Only one other Salad is needed to complete your BBQ. In South-Africa we enjoy our braai {BBQ} all year long, and it usually consists of Boerewors {a SA sausage}, Lamb Chops, Steak and more often than not, Chicken and/or other kebabs as well. Then, to add to that, we have all the sides, salads, pap and relish {pap is a porridge made with maize meal}, dinner rolls - the whole works.

This is not only for special days, it is our way of living in South-Africa - maybe not all that healthy all the time, but once a week is fine by me, and there are loads of ways to make all the dishes, or most anyway, healthy.

Let me know in the comments what a typical braai/BBQ/cookout is for you ? And also, how do you prepare your favorite Greek Salad ?  I am always open to trying out new recipes !

Greek Salad with Marinated Onions

8 Side Servings

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/3 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
3 - 4 Sprigs Oregano, leaves stripped and chopped
2 Red Onions, sliced thinly
2 cups Red and Yellow Baby Tomatoes, halved
3 Tomatoes, cut into wedges
2 t Coarse Sea Salt
1 TB Light Brown Sugar
1/2 English Cucumber, cut into chunks
1 Green Bell Pepper, cut into strips
1/2 cup Black Kalamata Olives, pitted
1 cup Feta Cheese, cubed or crumbled
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Combine the Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil and the chopped Oregano.
2.) Place the Onions in a marinating bowl - pour over the Vinegar mixture and marinate 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
3.) Remove the Onions from the marinade - retain the marinade for step 6.
4.) Sprinkle the Coarse Sea Salt and the Brown Sugar over the Tomatoes.
5.) Toss together the Onions, Tomatoes {wedges and Baby Tomatoes}, Cucumber, Green Bell Pepper and the Olives - transfer to a serving plate - scatter over the Feta Cheese and season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper.
6.) Drizzle the retained marinade over the Salad just before serving.

Greek Salad with Marinated Onions ~ The ever popular Greek Salad gets a small makeover and it is scrumptious ! Definitely a salad recipe you need to add to your collection, especially when you have a BBQ !

 

14 comments:

  1. I am a huge Greek salad fan and your version with the marinated onions looks incredible!

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  2. Love that you marinated the onions! Will be trying this greek salad soon!

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  3. What a beautiful salad! I need this salad in my life -- maybe tomorrow!

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  4. There is nothing that I don't love about this salad. But your family is right--the feta is key!!

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  5. This looks so delicious! I'm quite a salad freak and this is right up my alley! I love that i's so colorful and especially the olives. Great post!

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  6. This is a gorgeous salad. I wish I had it today! --Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

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  7. I love salads and this one looks so refreshing!

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  8. this looks lovely and refreshing. I like the marinated onions, a nice way of taking the edge off the onion's flavour.

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  9. I love marinated onions...I make them as often as I can, and they always disappear quickly! Your salad looks so good, Linda! Can't wait to try it! Pinning and sharing!

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  10. Yum, I love olives, this sounds delicious!

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  11. Yum! Looks like a fresh healthy dish!

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  12. This looks delicious! Pinning it!

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  13. We love Greek flavors, especially feta. My kind of salad! Makes me want to break out the grill, make some Greek kabobs and serve this salad on the side.

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  14. I love salads like this with a barbecue! In fact, I think salads are my favourite part of the barbecue! I like how you have marinated the onions as well as the addition of the brown sugar - this salad has so many great flavours going on. Pinned, yummed & will tweet. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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