If you’ve never had a Greek salad then I’m sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out big time! Do you know what’s even better than just a Greek salad, though? Greek style salmon salad! It’s packed with flavour, it tastes fresh, and it’s actually filled with nutrients as well. Now, a salad might not sound like a very complicated thing to make, but Greek salad involves a particular combination of ingredients to get that flavour just right, so I spent a lot of time perfecting my delicious seafood version. It gets such great reviews whenever I make it for friends and family that they all ask me for the recipe, so I figured I’d might as well just lay the whole process out for all to see.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
- 1 Salad
- 4-5 pieces cherry tomatoes
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 red onion
- 100 g olives
- 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup old red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 TBSP dried Oregano
- 100 g Creamy feta cheese
- 100 g Mozzarella
- 100 g Salmon
Step 1: wash and dice veggies
First, wash each of your vegetables. Next, dice your cucumber, chop your salad, and slice your olive. Then peel and thinly slice your onion in small pieces. Once they’re all chopped, you can combine these ingredients in a big bowl.
Step 2: soak the onions
Pour one cup of old red wine vinegar into a bowl. Add your sliced onions to that bowl and set it aside for ten minutes to let the onions soak. After ten minutes, you can use a sieve or colander to drain them.
Step 3: chop cheese
Chop and dice your feta cheese and fresh mozzarella into small, bite-sized cubes.
Step 4: combine everything
Combine all of your chopped, sliced, and diced vegetables in a large bowl! I put my lettuce in a well sized mixing bowl and poured my veggies all on top of that bed of greens.
Step 5: add cheese
Once your vegetables are added, you can toss your cheese into the mix in your big bowl as well.
Step 6: prepare dressing
In a separate bowl, make your own salad dressing! Pour in olive oil first, and then add salt, pepper, and oregano. Mix them together well.
Step 7: set
Pour the dressing you just made over your salad bowl holding all of your ingredients and give them a good mix. Once you’ve got everything tossed, set the dressed salad aside for 15-30 minutes to let the ingredients set in the dressing properly for maximum flavour.
Step 8: add tomatoes and salmon
Halve your cherry tomatoes and then shred your smoked salmon. Once your dressing has set in your mixed vegetable ingredients, you can top the salad with the tomatoes and salmon. You don’t add them earlier because, unlike the other ingredients, these will get a little too soggy if you mix them with the dressing earlier on with everything else. Portion out your salad into bowls and serve it up!
Just in case you’d like to try this recipe out for yourself, here’s a fantastic tutorial video to help you!