August 26, 2012

a tale of two salads

By now, you've probably noticed that I have a thing for salads.

They're also perfect for summer, because they involve little (ok, my potato salad potatoes needed to be boiled) to no use of heat, so you can keep nice and cool while preparing them.

So, when we had family over this past Sunday for a grilled chicken patio dinner (more on that coming soon!), I made these two salads.

You're probably familiar with Greek salad, but the Potato Cilantro salad may be a new discovery.  It's another of my mom's tasty recipes.  I'm not sure where she got it from, but it's been a standby in our household for as long as I can remember.

Here are the recipes!

Greek Salad

1 english cucumber, chopped into 1" pieces
1 large tomato, chopped into 1" pieces
1 cup feta cheese, chopped into 1/2" pieces
handful of kalamata olives
dried oregano (I use an Italian Spice mixture I bought at Costco)
olive oil
juice of half a lemon
salt & pepper

Potato Cilantro Salad

2 medium potatoes, boiled and chopped into 1" cubes,
1 bunch of cilantro, washed, dried and roughly chopped
3 green onions, chopped
olive oil
salt & pepper


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