The Big Greek Salad. "It's like a Greek salad... only bigger."
That was for all those Seinfeld fans out there! Haha! This is my go to salad for when I am craving some healthy and delicious.
It's loaded with cucumbers, carrots, peppers, feta, olives, and avocado. I added some chicken for protein, but that is totally optional.
My favorite part of this salad is the dressing! I never thought I would be making dressing from scratch. I used to think, "It's to much work!" or "I don't have the right ingredients."
Well, I was wrong. This balsamic dressing is so easy to put together. By making your own dressing you save money, and you won't be ingesting all those preservatives they put in the bottled stuff. BONUS! (Oh, and you will look like a BOSS in the kitchen!)
So skip the bottle, and stir together some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, brown mustard, oregano, salt and pepper. Then pour that tangy dressing all over those fresh veggies!
Pretty! I could eat that whole bowl. I love the salty bites of feta and olives mixed with the creaminess of avocado. Then when you add that sweet balsamic dressing your taste buds explode!
Yes! This is another money saving idea! Don't buy a bag of croutons for $2.00 at the store. Make some with the old stale bread you keep meaning to throw away. (You can also use fresh bread). Don't use moldy bread. Just go on and throw that away.
Croutons are so simple to make, and you can add all kinds of crazy flavors to customize them. Talk about being fancy. You could add Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, etc.
Start by cutting some bread into cubes.
Drizzle some olive oil, salt, and pepper all over the cubed bread on a baking sheet. Then toss everything around to make sure the bread cubes are evenly coated.
Then bake them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Now you have "Artisan" croutons. Haha!
Now go enjoy your fancy Big Greek Salad, and impress everyone with you dressing and crouton making skills!Print