Bringing sunshine to your tables today with this twist on the traditional Greek Salad.
You may have noticed a slight shift in my recipes lately – I am gradually moving away from the cosy cuisine that I filled the winter months with and towards lighter, fresher recipes in an attempt to will sunshine back into my life. What dish can hail in the summer months better than a Greek salad? Brimming with beautiful vegetables, freshly picked herbs, creamy feta and a sharp tang from the lemon vinaigrette it is sheer perfection. I have also added in a handful of giant couscous which bulks this salad out a tad and brings in a delicious nutty undertone. If you take a purist approach to your salad making then feel free to skip the couscous however!
My suggestion? Serve this up with a stack of pitta bread and hummus for a healthy but heavenly lunch or as a side for your family barbecue this summer. The vinaigrette can also literally be adapted and added to any salad – substitute lemon juice for lime or orange juice or add fresh herbs.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
- 350 g giant cous cous
- 2 avocados, finely sliced
- 1/2 cucumber, finely chopped
- 1 red onion, finely sliced
- 300 g cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 bunch fresh oregano, finely chop the leaves
- 1 bunch fresh mint, finely chop the leaves
- 100 g feta, crumbled
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Cook the couscous according to packet instructions.
- Ensure that all of your vegetables are prepped according to the above directions.
- Place the red onion in a bowl with the lemon juice and vinegar and leave to stew whilst the couscous cooks.
- Drain the couscous and place it in a large bowl or platter. Add the cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, feta and herbs and stir to combine. Remove the onions from the vinegar and add to the bowl.
- Pour the vinegar/ lemon juice mixture into a jar and add the lemon zest and olive oil. Season generously with salt and pepper, screw the lid on the jar and shake until the mixture has thoroughly combined.
- Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and serve.
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