Greek Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette

comments (8) February 2nd, 2010

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cookinwithherbs susan belsinger, contributor
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Ingredients for Greek salad: spinach, cabbage, onion, feta cheese, lemon, olive oil, garlic and thyme
Toss all of the ingredients together except for the spinach and let the salad marinate; add the spinach just before serving.
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1-1/2 pounds green cabbage, shredded
1 medium red onion, halved and sliced thin
6 ounces Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
8 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
About 1/4 to 1/3 cup olive oil
About 3 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar, or lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium bunch spinach
Freshly ground black pepper

This recipe is from the first book that I co-authored with Carolyn Dille, Cooking with Herbs (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981), and it is as good now as it was then. This is one of those tried-and-true old-standbys—easy to make and great to take to a potluck—everyone always loves it. It is fresh and tasty and crunchy anytime, however in winter it brightens a meal of soup or stew with some good bread to accompany. If you need to substitute dried thyme for fresh, use about 2 teaspoons crumbled leaves.

Serves 6 to 8

Toss the cabbage, onion, olives, and cheese together in a large bowl.

Whisk the olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice, chopped thyme leaves, and salt together and toss the vinaigrette with the salad. Let the salad stand at cool room temperature for at least an hour, or up to 4 hours. Adjust the seasoning if necessary. 

Refrigerate the salad for about 30 minutes before serving. Wash and stem the spinach. Just before serving, toss the spinach with the salad and season with pepper.

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Comments (8)

HenryBillings writes: I love this salad
Posted: 4:02 am on November 8th
Dixang writes: This is beautiful!
Posted: 4:46 am on November 5th
PattiWhite writes: I like it
Posted: 2:33 am on November 5th
williejohnson writes: It's really really amazing
Posted: 6:16 am on November 3rd
Charisparker writes: Thumbs up very nice
Posted: 1:27 am on February 18th
aronspencer writes: Thanks for sharing it
Posted: 6:25 am on February 16th
roberthais writes: Just perfect...
Posted: 4:45 am on February 16th
Calebwood writes: Healthy and testy
Posted: 1:51 am on January 27th
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