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Composed Greek Salad

humus with composed greek salad

Here’s a perfect make-ahead recipe for easy entertaining, Greek Composed Salad. A composed salad is a salad in which the ingredients are arranged in a colorful eye-appealing manner and drizzled with a vinaigrette. There is a nice balance of color, texture and flavors. The salad is a meal with a protein, vegetables, and sometimes a starch, such as potatoes or beans. The salad is not tossed, each of the ingredients lies on the plate in a row, allowing guests to select their favorites.

This recipe for a  Composed Greek Salad has chopped Romaine lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, assorted bell peppers, red onion, cucumbers, Kalamata olives and Feta cheese. I grilled chicken breasts and cut them on the bias to add to the platter. Toss the lettuce,  lay on the platter and the arrange the other ingredients in rows around the chicken and drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette.

humus with composed greek salad vegetables

Not only is this a colorful and palate pleasing dish, it’s has minimal cleanup and quantities are easily doubled or tripled for a big bash!

To accompany the salad, make this delicious Humus recipe and serve with warm pita triangles.

humus with composed greek salad and pita

 

Chicken Marinade:
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 large lemon)
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 boneless, skinless whole chicken breasts, split and pounded to an even thickness

METHOD

Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Add the chicken, toss to coat and let marinate for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat the grill or griddle and cook the chicken.

Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing on the bias.

humus with composed greek salad

Greek Vinaigrette:
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons dried Turkish oregano, crushed by rubbing the herbs in the palms of your hand
1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

METHOD
Place the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper in a covered container and shake well.

Salad:

4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
1 each red, green and yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 English cucumber, peeled or not, and sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted

METHOD

Toss the Romaine lettuce with one-half of the vinaigrette and spread over a large platter.

Place the chicken in the center of the platter and arrange the individual salad ingredients in rows around the chicken.

Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the vegetables.

NOTE: Shake vinaigrette well before using.

humus with composed greek salad tomatoes and feta

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Composed Greek Salad

humus with composed greek salad

A colorful and delicious one-dish meal that’s easy to prepare and has minimal cleanup. Lots of fresh vegetables!

  • Author: Trish Lobenfeld
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree Salad (chicken)
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Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Add the chicken, toss to coat and let marinate for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat the grill or griddle and cook the chicken.

Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing on the bias.

Greek Vinaigrette
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons dried Turkish oregano, crushed by rubbing the herbs in the palms of your hand
1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Salad
4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
1 each red, green and yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 English cucumber, peeled or not, and sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted

Instructions

Chicken Marinade
Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Add the chicken, toss to coat and let marinate for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat the grill or griddle and cook the chicken.

Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing on the bias.

Greek Vinaigrette
Place the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper in a covered container and shake well.

Salad
Toss the Romaine lettuce with one-half of the vinaigrette and spread over a large platter.

Place the chicken in the center of the platter and arrange the individual salad ingredients in rows around the chicken.

Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the vegetables.

Note: Shake vinaigrette well before using.

Notes

Vinaigrette can be made a day or two in advance.

Keywords: composed salad, greek salad, greek vinaigrette, salad, entree salad, chicken salad

 

Cobb Salad

Composed Salad

Cobb salad is delicious for an afternoon luncheon or for a warm weather dinner.

Watch the Cobb Salad Video Here.

Check out our How To Sauté Chicken Breasts  and the “Finger Test” videos.

A Cobb salad is a composed salad. The ingredients are presented in rows, rather than tossed, for an eye-appealing presentation. Pour dressing over everything and serve!

Composed Salad

The presentation creates a lovely balance of color, texture and flavors.

Composed Salad

The salad originated at the Brown Derby in LA, supposedly put together late in the evening at the end of service using what was left in the kitchen.

Composed Salad

This is a quick and easy meal to make ahead; dress at the last minute for a light and refreshing lunch or dinner.

 

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Cobb Salad

Cobb salad is a composed salad, which simply means the ingredients are not tossed together but laid out in a colorful and eye appealing way. Quick and easy recipe for lunch or dinner

  • Author: Trish Lobenfeld
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: One-Dish Meal/Salad
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Ingredients

Vinaigrette

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar

¼ cup chopped chives

1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard

¼ teaspoon coarse salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Salad

6 cups chopped lettuce (Romaine, Bibb, watercress)

20 cherry tomatoes, halved

4 slices cooked and coarsely chopped bacon

1 pound cooked whole boneless, skinless chicken breast

2 hard boiled eggs, quartered lengthwise

2 Hass avocado, peeled and sliced crosswise

4 ounces blue cheese crumbles

Instructions

Vinaigrette

Combine the oil, vinegar, chives, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar. Close tightly and shake well.

Salad

Strew the lettuce across the bottom of a large platter.

Arrange each ingredient in a row.

Pour dressing over everything and serve.