Opa! Greek Salad Skewers!

March 28th, 2009  |  City: | Published in What's Cookin'  |  4 Comments

*Photos by Rebecca
I saw this recipe for “Skewered Greek Salad,” or as I call it, “Greek Salad Skewers,” in Self magazine, that was originally taken from Giada DeLaurentis on Giada at Home on the Food Network. I remembered seeing it and thinking it would be an easy and fun appetizer idea, so I looked it up to make it for a dinner I was invited to that was held last night. Although I made about 35 skewers, only 10 were left, so I’m pretty sure they were crowd-pleasers. And, I was a fan, so I’m Rebeccammending it to you as an appetizer idea, and for green entertaining since it’s a no-bake recipe, and the bamboo skewers are environmentally friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of Grape Tomatos
  • 1 package of Feta Cheese (block, not crumbled, so you can cube it)
  • Bamboo or wood skewers (I found mine in the fish department at Whole Foods–just ask a WF employee)
  • PITTED kalamata or black olives (it’s a little tough to find pitted kalamata olives, but that would be difficult to put on a skewer :))
  • Fresh oregano (can be found in produce section of grocery store)
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Slice cucumbers into 1/2 inch-thick rounds, then quarter them.
  2. Cube the feta cheese block into 1/4-1/2-inch cubes (thick enough to slide onto the skewer)
  3. String a tomato, a cucumber piece, a feta cube, an olive, and another tomato onto a skewer
  4. Repeat for as many skewers as desired.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, and lemon juice for the dressing
  6. Pull the oregano leaves off of the stem, and dice into small pieces, adding to the dressing mixture
  7. Place the skewers on a plate (if serving as a separate salad course at a small dinner gathering, or on a large serving platter if for a large party).
  8. Drizzle dressing over the skewers.
  9. Serve, pick up a skewer and enjoy!

*Note: Be cautious when transporting the serving platter to your destination, if not at your house. The dressing could spill off the plate, so wrap tightly in saran wrap.

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  1. Jodi says:

    March 30th, 2009 at 2:27 am (#)

    Pretty! I’m disappointed that I didn’t get to try these at shabbat.

  2. Dana says:

    March 30th, 2009 at 7:32 pm (#)

    so pretty!!! i am inspired!

  3. LESLIE says:

    March 30th, 2009 at 8:56 pm (#)

    Beautiful presentation….healthy and colorful too.
    Can’t wait to try them!
    Thanks Rebecca!

  4. One Fruit, Two Fruit, Red Fruit, Skew Fruit « The*Rebeccammendations says:

    September 13th, 2009 at 10:35 pm (#)

    […] Wooden skewers (I purchased mine at Whole Foods in the seafood section when I made Greek Salad Skewers) […]

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