Greek-Style Picnic Salad

  • goodfood4ursoul Posted: 01/30/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Found this recipe to be rather bland. I made this recipe according to the directions. Next time(there won't be a next time) I would use only half the rice and double the spinach, and probably add some other marinated veggies. This recipe, as it stands, makes a huge bowl of so-so salad. Unless you are feeding 40 people, you won't need this much 'salad'. If you have other yummy recipes on the table, people probably won't eat much of this one. Sorry!

  • ebf9qq Posted: 06/07/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    DH and I really like this dish. I use more olives and oregano than called for in the recipe. I also drizzle some fresh lemon juice over it before serving. I am thinking next time I make it, I may throw in some diced red onion too.

  • MonicaMN Posted: 12/23/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Love it! I will make this again even if its just for me! I used 2 cups rice and it didn't seam like too much at all. Best greek salad I have ever made or eaten!

  • Heidelind1 Posted: 05/28/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is kind of pricy but it tastes incredibly yummy. Personally I didn't think that any salt needed to get added, the olives, feta and sun-dried tomatoes really had enough salt.

  • nurseboss Posted: 07/05/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I really enjoyed this salad as do many of my friends and family (esp the vegetarians!) I did notice that I use more olive oil sometimes as the rice can make the salad quite dry. I have also added fresh basil and it's very good! I've made this salad many many times and always get a good response!

  • Beccaroo73 Posted: 03/12/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    So yummy! I had leftover white rice and was making Mediterranean chicken, so this was a perfect side. It was pretty fast and easy. I didn't follow the directions to a T, just threw in a bit of this and that. The only thing I added was basil, which added a nice flavor. Also used sun-dried tomatoes in oil--much faster than soaking the dry ones. Will definitely make this again.

  • crazy4sushi Posted: 05/11/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Great salad. I sometimes use orzo, sometimes rice. I chop the spinach up and use it fresh, no cooked.

  • andrea10191 Posted: 05/03/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This was good but it seemed like 2 cups of rice was too much. I would use less rice and a little less feta if I made it again.

  • mpwinchester Posted: 07/09/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    We made this exactly to the recipe and my family of 4 all loved it. We all agreed we would happily eat it every week!

  • MLSMN1 Posted: 07/05/14
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Love this salad, I do cut in half for family size portion. Lemon is important ingredient.

advertisement

More From Cooking Light