Confession #1: I used to hate salad.
There’s a reason why salad is my food focus of the month, and it’s not just because I’m trying to eat healthier.
I’ve always hated salad. My whole life. No joke. I confess. I haven’t always been the healthiest gal, and frankly, I really just never got the point. I didn’t like the dressings or the carrot slivers or the cabbage. And lettuce, bleh, don’t even get me started. Even if you had asked me how I felt about salad two years ago, I would have stared you straight in the face and said, “Yeck. Hate it. Don’t need it.”
But I have slowly begun to warm up to this whole salad craze over the past few years, and suddenly I am beginning to really appreciate salad.
It’s hard for me to say exactly what has changed salad’s appeal for me, but I think California’s incredible produce (and generally incredible cuisine) has a lot to do with it. Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to the kinds of salads I’ve had since I lived here, and I think this has helped me to slowly open up to them.
Kale salad was my gateway salad, and I’ve slowly built up my repetoire from there. Now that I’m finally beginning to appreciate salad, I’d like to learn how to make more easy and delicous salads so that I can incorporate these more easily into my lunch and dinner routines.
So that’s where this lovely greek salad comes in. It has some of my favorite non-salad related things–olives, feta, tomatoe–which makes it an obvious choice for my first feature salad of the month.
Confession #2: I did not make this beautiful salad, but it is my favorite greek salad in San Francisco. Since I don’t have a lot of salad making experience, I thought I’d feature one of my favorites today before I attempt to make this on my own. This salad comes from a delicious little mediterranean restaurant that I patron frequently in Potrero Hill called Pera.
I would, however, still really love to learn how to make the perfect greek salad on my own, so I’ve pulled together a couple of recipes that I would like to try:
>American Greek Salad Recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen
>Greek Quinoa Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
>Greek Salad from the mastress Pioneer Woman
>The Ultimate Greek Salad from Food.com
Do you make a mean greek salad? Do you have any tips or advice to share? Any greek salad recipes out there I need to know about? Please share.