Tuesday, June 27, 2017

GREEK SALAD STACKERS

Freshness is the name of the game with these Greek Salad Stackers.Easy to make and perfect for any occasion as a standalone dinner salad or an easy appetizer!
Mini Greek Salad Stacker Appetizers
I just love Mediterranean food since most recipes have fresh ingredients.  On a trip my daughter and I went on a few years ago to Greece, I ordered at almost every meal a salad called "horiatiki".  This is the official name for a salad that is made out of tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, green peppers, feta cheese and kalamata olives drizzled with a good quality olive oil and sprinkled with dried Greek oregano.  The combo of these ingredients are fantastic and definitely on the lighter, healthier side.

Today's recipe, Greek salad stackers, has all those ingredients, but is skewered for a different twist on a classic Mediterranean salad.



When I first had these in mind, I was thinking these would be perfect as an appetizer whether at your own party or taking along to a friends or a picnic.  Just make the Greek salad stackers, place in a container and right before serving, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle the oregano.  Easy, elegant and tasty.  And while these make great appetizers, they would also make a nice presentation on a plate as an pre-dinner salad (maybe put three on a plate).

Just don't stop at this recipe. In the past couple of years I've made some other Greek inspired recipes that you might enjoy (again with fresh ingredients).  Two of our family favorites - Chopped Greek Panzanella and Orzo Greek Salad.  Both of these are easy to make too and the orzo salad is another good one to bring along on a picnic.  I know I keep saying picnic but hey, I live in Minnesota and need to enjoy the great outdoors as much as I can!

Look at these fresh ingredients.  It you are lucky enough to live by a farmer's market, you should be able to get some of these ingredients there.







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Greek Salad Stackers

Freshness is the name of the game with these Greek Salad Stackers. Easy to make and perfect for any occasion as a standalone salad or an appetizer!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 0 MINStotal time: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • Twelve kalamta olives (I buy pitted)
  • 1 large cucumber (cut 12 1/4" slices) (get one that is large in diameter)
  • 2-3 roma tomatoes (cut in 12 1/4" slices)
  • 1 large green pepper (cut 12 1/2" squares)
  • Red onion sliced thin  (about 2-3 slices then separate the rings)
  • Chunk of Feta cheese (cut 12 1" square pieces)
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Salt (if desired)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Assemble in this order (bottom to top) - cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, green pepper and top with olive
  2. Skewer with a large tooth pick or fancy pick
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano and a bit of salt if desired
  4. Serve immediately
NOTE:  I had to cut tomato slices in half to make fit on cucumber
Also you can adjust ingredients to make as many or few as you want
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Enjoy! You can do this!

Mini Greek Salad Stacker Appetizers

7 comments:

  1. Looks so delicious. It would be great for lunch or a salad at dinner. Pinned and shared.

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  2. I love anything Greek! Pinned. Visiting from Best of the Weekend party.

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  3. What a fun party idea! Thank you!

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  4. So yummy looking.Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Pinned & sharing.

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  5. These are gorgeous, Deb! I'm partial to anything Greek, so they caught my eye immediately. I'll be featuring them at Best of the Weekend tomorrow!

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  6. I'm always looking for a light appetizer in the summer and this will fit the bill! Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday Link Party! :)

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  7. Hi Deb, This appetizer looks gorgeous and delicious! I would love to serve these at our next dinner party. As always, your photographs are outstanding. I hope you're having a fantastic summer. Joan-My Cookie Clinic

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