Monday, January 29, 2018

Greek Salad and Pink Greek Dressing, My Meal For Meatless Monday

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My Meal for Meatless Monday

I'm a meat and potatoes kinda girl but I thought "Ok I can do this!" I'm celebrating Meatless Monday with a Greek Salad and fried eggs. Hummm... I'm gonna need some crusty buttered bread to add to that plate though.

Now before you start fussing at me about eating eggs on Meatless monday let me say this... YES you can! LOL! Meatless Monday is about avoiding MEAT and that's it. It's not a vegan thing~
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How is a Greek Salad Made?
Greek salad is made with pieces of tomato, sliced cucumbers, onions, feta cheese (usually served as a slice on top of the other ingredients),and olives (usually Kalamato olives), typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and dressed with olive oil. Common additions include green bell pepper slices or berries of capers (especially in the Dodecanese islands). Greek salad is often imagined as a farmer's breakfast or lunch, as its ingredients resemble those that a Greek farmer might have on hand.

How do you make Greek Salad Dressing?
  1. Make the dressing by mixing the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and sugar. 
  2. Pink Greek Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil.
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar.
  • 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • 1 -2 garlic clove, minced fine 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (mediterranean)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.
  • salt &freshly ground black pepper.
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled.
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
Blend all ingredients together /  Add buttermilk last.. slowly until creamy. / If seprates before serving just mix again.
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Outside Greece
Outside Greece, "Greek salad" may be a lettuce salad with Greek-inspired ingredients, even though the original dish is distinguished by the absence of lettuce. Meanwhile, the variant without lettuce may be called horiatiki, "country salad", "peasant salad", or "village salad". Lettuce, tomatoes, feta (often served in multiple cube-shaped cuttings mixed with the vegetables), and olives are the most standard elements in an American-style Greek salad, but cucumbers, peperoncini (pickled hot peppers), bell peppers, onions, radishes, dolmades, and anchovies/sardines are common. In Detroit, for example, Greek salad includes beets, and in the Tampa Bay Area, it often includes potato salad. Dressings containing various herbs and seasonings are frequently used in the U.S. This style of Greek salad is rarely encountered in Greece.
Various other salads have also been called "Greek" in the English language in the last century, including some with no apparent connection to Greek cuisine. A 1925 Australian newspaper described a Greek Salad of boiled squash dressed with sour milk; a 1934 American newspaper described a mayonnaise -dressed lettuce salad with shredded cabbage and carrots.
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Meatless Monday Facts: Meatless Monday is based in the United States, but meatless days (Monday in particular) are gaining popularity worldwide. Meat-free Mondays exist in the United Kingdom both as an advertising campaign for Goodlife Foods and as an environmental campaign. On June 15, 2009 Paul McCartney and his daughters Stella and Mary launched a Meat-free Monday campaign. In October 2009, Meatless Monday was launched in São Paulo with government support by the Brazilian Vegetarian Society. In December 2009, Meatless Mondays launched in Australia.
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