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Classic Greek Salad

Soaking onion slices in a red wine vinaigrette tames their bite while flavoring the vinaigrette with onion.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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1 medium red or sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
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3 Tbs. olive oil
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2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
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½ tsp. sugar
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¼ tsp. dried oregano
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2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
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2 medium cucumbers, peeled, quartered, and cut into ½-inch-thick slices (2 cups)
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2 tomatoes, cut into wedges (2 cups)
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½ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
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¼ cup kalamata olives, optional

Instructions: 

1. Place onion, oil, vinegar, sugar, and oregano in 1-qt. resealable plastic bag. Seal, and shake to coat onion with liquid. Refrigerate 4 hours, or overnight.

2. Toss together lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and olives (if using) in bowl. Add onions and vinaigrette, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
162
Protein: 
5 g
Total Fat: 
13 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
Carbohydrates: 
8 g
Cholesterol: 
5 mg
Sodium: 
243 mg
Fiber: 
2 g
Sugar: 
4 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

One of my favorite salads and an easy one to share with the meat eaters in my life.