Friday, August 12, 2011
Opa!!! Greek Cucumber & Kalamata Salad
Combining the nippy taste of goat cheese with salty Kalamata olives and spicy radish slices gives you a pleasant pungent little salad. Goat cheese is a bit tangy with great flavor and a creamy texture. It pairs perfectly with the Kalamata olives. The olives come to us from Greece with their deep rich aubergine color, turning dark brown when brined. They’re sweet, rich and a treat to eat, especially when paired with cheese.
You’ll enjoy this spicy summer salad like we do with about any meat or seafood from the grill. If you haven’t tried Robusto Italian Dressing, put it on your shopping list. It’s so spicy delicious and blends well with pasta also or is an excellent marinade for seafood. I use it often, in many dishes but not with lettuce yet. So I guess that will be next!
I adore this salad and really want you to try it! I think you’ll like it also! I actually could make a meal of it along with a slice of crusty bread!
Greek Cucumber & Kalamata Salad
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
1 red onion, chopped
4 radishes, sliced thin
½ cup Kalamata olives
¾ cup crumbled goat cheese
¼ to ½ cup Wish-bone Robusto Italian Salad Dressing
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl and allow to marinate for 15 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.
Καλή σας όρεξη!
Does that really mean, Bon Appetite in Greek?
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes.