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Greek Salad with a Creamy Dressing

by on October 13, 2009 · 4 comments

Greek Salad with a Creamy Dressing Recipe

A fresh mixture of lettuce, pasta, cool cucumber, red onion, olives and feta cheese is topped with a creamy yogurt dressing that has a slight zing to it. This was inspired by the Med Salad over at Noodles and Company (a favorite lunch spot for us during the workweek). The dressing comes together quickly with creamy Greek yogurt, lemon, garlic, olive oil and a “secret” ingredient – sriracha hot sauce. This is a perfect lunch or dinner especially with the addition of some grilled shrimp or chicken.

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Greek Salad with a Creamy Dressing
 
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A simple yogurt dressing with just the right amount of spice is the perfect complement to this Greek salad with lettuce, pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese.
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Yield: 2 servings
You Will Need
Greek Salad
  • 1 cup cooked pasta
  • 4 cups lettuce mix
  • 1/4 cup halved and sliced cucumber
  • Handful thinly sliced red onions
  • 
Handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handful Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
Creamy Salad Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 
1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • 
1-2 teaspoons sriracha hot sauce (depending on how spicy you want the dressing)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Prepare Salad: Toss pasta, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, olives and the feta cheese together.
  2. Make Dressing: Blend everything until smooth in a small food processor or blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss.
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I'm Joanne Gallagher and alongside my husband, Adam, I develop, test and share favorite recipes from our kitchen. I'm completely in love with food and you'll most likely find me covered in flour, chocolate or both.

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4 Comments

1 refrigerator soup October 15, 2009 at 9:41 am

This delicious salad looks great as our headline pic today – THANKS! :-)

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2 Sarah May 20, 2011 at 11:06 am

Hey Adam,

It’s Sarah from RecipeLion. I was taking a look thru the blog and stumbled upon this old post. I love this salad, Greek salads are some of my favorite. I would so love it if you would come link up and share this recipe at our blog hop, it’s live today. The theme is picnic and warm weather recipes:

Hope to see you there!

Sarah @ RecipeLion

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3 Christianna Bonk July 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm

So I searched for Noodle Company yogurt dressing, and opened several pages purporting to have a copycat recipe so I could browse and pick one I thought I’d like best. Lo, they were all exactly the same! Down to the amounts! So I made the recipe, and while delicious, it wasn’t quite as punchy as the original. (I had a little dip cup of their Spicy Yogurt Dressing with me.) I added a little mayonnaise, and it still lacked that tang. The secret? Vinegar. Just a splash made it indistinguishable from Noodle Company’s. Now I have lunch for tomorrow!

Cheers!

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