Friday, November 20, 2009

Skewered Greek Salad

I made this for my brothers wedding reception. Do not cut the feta ahead of time because it will fall apart when you thread it on the skewers. So for the wedding I put all the ingredients in a bowl as a salad. This was a big hit.

24 grape or small cherry tomatoes
3 ounces feta cheese, cut into 12 (1/2-inch) cubes
12 pitted kalamata olives
1/2 small red or sweet onion, cut into 12 (1/2-inch) pieces
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
12 (6-inch) bamboo or wood skewers

2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Skewers: Thread the skewers starting with a tomato, then a piece of feta cheese, an olive, a piece of onion and finish with another tomato. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

For the Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, red wine vinegar and oregano. Whisk in the olive oil until the mixture thickens. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Arrange the skewers on a serving platter. Spoon the vinaigrette over the skewers and sprinkle with the chopped oregano.

Recipe & photo courtesy Giada De Laurentiis & Food Network

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