Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mediterranean Many Layered Salad

Mediterranean Many Layered Salad

Over the past few weeks I shared with you the basic "7-Layer-Salad" recipe and the "Mexican Layered Salad".  The layered-salad recipes still to come in posts later this year are:   

Asian Seven Layer twist


Spring Life Layered Salad

 Today I am sharing the Mediterranean Many Layered Salad version that I created.

Romaine Lettuce (washed, drained and chopped)
1 can of black olives(drained) (green olives or stuffed olives are both great options)
1 jar of banana peppers (drained)
1 red onion (peeled and sliced into rings)
1 block of feta cheese (cut or crumbled)
1 1/2 cups of cooked chicken (cooled and cut into bite sized chunks)
1 package of garlic couscous (cooked according to the package and cooled)
1 large container of greek yogurt (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups) (it must be the thick greek yogurt)
juice from 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 of a burpless cucumber (peeled and washed) (Optional- see NOTE)

Prepare the ingredients as listed above.  Mix the greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt/pepper(add to taste but remember the cheese & olives are salty - I only added a dash of salt) and cucumber in a food processor until well blended (NOTE: I think it is too runny with the cucumber but my husband thinks it is too thick and dry without.  It's up to you whether to use the cucumber or not).  I like to see the beautiful layers of this salad so I use a large glass bowl (However, if you don't own one then any large serving bowl will do - stainless steel, ceramic - whatever). 

All ingredients have been prepared according to the instructions above and are now ready to be layered.

Begin layering the salad and start with the lettuce first. 

The order doesn't really matter but this is the order in which I build this salad (going from the bottom of the bowl to the top):

1.  Lettuce
2.  Red Onions
3.  Chicken
4.  Yogurt mixture
5.  Banana Peppers
6.  Couscous
7. Olives
8.  Feta Cheese

When you are dishing up this salad - make sure you serve all of the layers and scoop all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. 

I like to serve pita chips or just plain pita bread with this salad.


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  1. Saw your blog on Blogging Buddies. Great recipe. We've been looking for Mediterranean recipes to try.


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