Diets

Classic Greek Salad

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

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

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 1 medium red or sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, quartered, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (2 cups)
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, optional

Preparation

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.