Mediterranean Chopped Salad

One of my favorite meals this weekend was Mediterranean Chopped Salad, which I made by loosely following a recipe from Oprah. I love that we served it salad bar style, and everyone could pick and choose their own salad ingredients. The choices included chopped Romaine, grilled zucchini, eggplant, and red onion, roasted red peppers, grape tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Everything looked so pretty on an antique tablecloth from my grandmother.

The salad bar was great, but the basil dressing stole the show. I used a smoothie maker to blend everything together, and the result was incredible. I was a bad blogger and didn’t document the exact measurements, but the dressing roughly contained:
    • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1 spoonful of minced garlic

 

  • 1 spoonful of mustard

 

  • 1 spoonful of sugar

 

  • 1 cup basil leaves

 

  • 1/2 c. red wine vinegar

 

  • 1 c. olive oil

 

  • 1/4 c. water

 

Here is a shot of my Dad’s (first) bowl, ready to be enjoyed with a glass of wine on the deck. We may have to make the Mediterranean salad bar a Fourth of July tradition!

One thought on “Mediterranean Chopped Salad

  1. YUM & YUM ! ! ! ! !Mediterrean Salad and "Margaritas".The salad I can pull off any time but I guess I'll have to wait to have my Margarita with your Mom at Sol Toro.Sounds like your 4th was a blast.

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