Mediterranean Salad


I’m not one for a regular salad it’s true, but once in a while I really do surprise myself. This salad was pretty damn tasty. There were so many delicious flavours it was hard to keep up. ENJOY!!


1/2 large iceberg lettuce (roughly chopped)
3 plum tomatoes (thickly sliced)
1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
1-2 pickled gherkins (sliced)
1 roasted red capsicum (chopped)
12 kalamata olives (pitted)
250g greek feta cheese (crumbled)
1/4 preserved lemon rind (finely chopped)
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons fresh continental parsley (chopped)
salt & pepper
1/4 cup pine nuts (dry roasted in a frying pan)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 garlic clove (crushed)
1 tablespoon dried oregano
salt & pepper

To prepare the salad, combine all the ingredients (except the pine nuts) and toss well.
To prepare the dressing, combine all the dressing ingredients, and with a hand blender, blend into a creamy consistency. Pour over 4-5 tablespoons of dressing and toss into the salad, sprinkle over the pine nuts and serve.

We ate this salad with some new potatoes mixed with fresh mint, and some grilled lamb chops marinated Greek style.

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