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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Refresh With a Summer Salad

A simple refreshing salad for lunch or a light dinner..
Grilled Greek Salad
copyright 2009, Maria Liberati

A recipe for a simple, refreshing Greek salad on hot summer days. Try grilling the tomatoes and red onion slices for some added flavor to this classic summer salad.

You will need:
1 large beefsteak tomato cut into 1/2” slices
1 large red onion cut into 1/2” slices
1 cucumber split lengthwise, deseeded and cut into 1/4” slices
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 head romaine lettuce

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper

Brush the tomato and onion slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a hot grill and cook for one and a half minutes per side to achieve grill marks. Cut the slices in half and set aside while you assemble the dressing.

Whisk together red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and taste.

Assemble the salad in a large bowl. Wash and chop the romaine head into bite sized pieces and combine in the large bowl with grilled tomato and onion, cucumber, olives and feta cheese. Drizzle with some of the dressing and toss to combine. Taste for seasoning and dressing coverage.

Tueday, June 2nd, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm will be at Kenilworth Library in Kenilworth NJ to present Cooking on A Budget with The Basic Art of Italian Cooking from 7-8 PM. Based on the bestselling book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking, the recipes will be for summer appetizers. for more info or call the library

Mangia Bene, Vivi Bene

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