Deconstructed Greek Salad

I don’t have air conditioning in my little house.  It doesn’t bother me most of the time; the climate here in Portland is relatively mild.  But when we do have hot days, the very last thing I want to do is heat it up more by turning on the oven or having things bubbling away on the stovetop.  This weekend we had a couple of warm days (it’s about time!).  That meant that dinner involved more “meal assembly” than actual cooking.

I would have made my own hummus for this, but I had scored some at the farmer’s market on Saturday – Cilantro Jalapeno flavor!  In addition to that, the goat lady had the most delicious feta I have ever tasted so I had to buy some.  From there, it was but a short leap to make some sort of greek salad.  But not being in a lettuce mood, we opted for more of a greek dipping buffet on a plate.  Some fresh veggies and pitas, a visit to the olive bar at the grocery store (or open a jar or two) and we were all set.

Claire calls this a greek salad puzzle, because it’s all the pieces of a greek salad, and they fit together perfectly in your belly. :)

Deconstructed Greek Salad

Deconstructed Greek Salad

Hummus (whatever variety you like)
Pita bread
Cucumber
Red or orange bell pepper
Baby carrots
A variety of olives
Feta cheese

Slice veggies and cut pita bread into wedges.  Arrange everything around a pile or bowl of hummus and dive in!

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2 thoughts on “Deconstructed Greek Salad

  1. Sharayah says:

    DELICIOUS!
    Lately I have been adding feta cheese to just about everything. Last night I made a farmer’s breakfast for Chris with red potatoes and chicken chipotle sausage, and at the last minute I threw in some spinach, arugula, and feta. He ate it *all*.

    • aprilarnold says:

      Nice! I don’t know if you’ve bought any at farmer’s market in OC, but it’s the best feta I’ve ever had! The leftovers from this dinner found their way into a pita sandwich the next day. So good!

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