A summer salad you'll never forget. There is nothing quite like a grilled Greek salad to enjoy the bounties of the season.
My relationship with salad is a little rough... a little spotty, if you will. I usually go through periods where I will eat salad practically every day straight for a month or so, then nothing. Maybe a light salad here or there, but it's like I forget that salad even exists. I don't know what it is, but I don't mind it too much because when I rediscover salad, it is like finding your new favorite food all over again. What I love about this grilled Greek salad is that it is like I am falling in love with salad again every time I have it.
The grilled Greek salad comes from the Salad for President cookbook and it is basically the salad bible. Salad for all time of the day and any occasion. Plus some awesome desserts and amazing drinks. It has it all. Have you ever heard of a salad martini before? Me either, but it looks delightful. My only concern with this cookbook is that a lot of the recipes aren't relatable or approachable. One is two slices of watermelon with a sprig of fennel while another calls for lotus root. I just don't see these as recipes that many people will be able to fully appreciate or make. Beyond the recipes, the cookbook offers so much about chefs, artists, and farmers all who share their favorite recipes which I think is really cool.
What makes this grilled Greek salad so amazing is the contrast between the grilled lettuce, onions, and dolmas and the refreshing tomatoes and cucumber. The feta gets nice and warm while the grape leaves get a little crispy before they give way to soft rice. I've also added chicken breast to the salad to make it more hearty as a meal, but you can feel free to omit.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 461