Monday, January 28

mmmMonday: CPK Greek Salad

Lately, all I've been able to think about is the leafy stuff. Christmas is far enough gone that I have kicked my need for a diet of breads, cheeses and sweets, sending me on the hunt for all things healthy. 

Under regular circumstances I would be wary to suggest a dish inspired by the cpk as being healthy. I have only eaten there once but I got the feeling this wasn't their forte. But as everyone knows, it's all about modesty. ...modesty and feigning ignorance about the differences between sour cream and restaurant sour cream.

This salad is all about layers. Begin by chopping your fresh veggies into modest chunks and combine in a bowl.

2 cups chopped lettuce
1 tomato
1/2 green pepper
1/2 cucumber
1/4 red onion
2 stalks green onion
*makes two salads

Next, mix the lemon, olive oil, pepper and oregano and immediately drizzle onto the chopped veggies. Set aside to chill. 

1.5 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
dash of salt and pepper

Put your sundried tomatoes to blanch and then cut into thin strips. Chop up the olives. Set both aside.

6 kalamata olives
4 or 5 sundried tomatoes
4 Tablespoons hummus
2 Tablespoon tzatziki 

Spread two tablespoons of hummus on each plate - if you're dangerous, spread more! If you're allergic to chickpeas - skip it. ...unless of course you're allergic to chick peas and dangerous. If that's the case, you know what to do.

Layer a cup or two of the fresh salad mixture onto the hummus. Since I'm part rabbit I tend to be very generous and end up with a  heaping pile. 

Sprinkle the chopped olives and sundried tomatoes overtop your veggie mound.

Finish it all off by drizzling / tossing a little less than a tablespoon of tzatziki over it all. Serve with pita, and/or souvlaki skewers.


  1. MMM, this looks so good!! I really need to make more salads. This one looks so healthy and yummy. Thanks for sharing! xo

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