Famous Greek Salad

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Found this recipe in one of my old cookbooks (The Gasparilla Cookbook) - it makes a great presentation and is definitely worth the effort.


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30 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 6
    potatoes, boiled
  • 2
    green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    salad dressing
  • ·
    salt to taste

  • 1 bunch
  • 3 c
    potato salad (see above)
  • 12
    watercress leaves (optional)
  • 2
    tomatoes, medium - cut into wedges
  • 1
    cucumber, cut lengthwise into 8 fingers
  • 1
    avocado, cut into wedges
  • 8 oz
    fetal cheese, crumbled
  • 1
    green pepper, cut into 8 strips
  • 4 slice
    canned beets (optional)
  • 4
    shrimp, peeled and coked
  • 4
    anchovy fillets
  • 12
    black olives (greek style preferred)
  • 4
    radishes, sliced
  • 4
    green onions, whole
  • 1/2 c
    distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    salad oil (blend both oils together)

How to Make Famous Greek Salad


  1. Line a large platter with outside lettuce leaves. Place 3 cups of the potato salad in a mound in the center of the platter. Cover with remaining lettuce which has been shredded. Arrange the watercress (if using) on top of the lettuce.
  2. Place the tomato wedges around the outer edge of the salad with a few on the top and place the cucumber in between the tomatoes, making a solid base of the salad. Place the avocado slices around the outside.
  3. Place crumbled feta on top of the salad, with the green pepper slices over all. On the very top, place the sliced beets (if using) with a shrimp on each beet slice and an anchovy fillet on top of the shrimp.
  4. The entire salad is then sprinkled with the vinegar and then with the oil. Sprinkle oregano over all and serve at once. Serve with toasted garlic bread.

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About Famous Greek Salad

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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