Enjoy this crunchy Greek Wedge Salad as a light lunch! It’s topped with tomatoes, onion and feta and covered in a creamy yogurt-based tzatziki dressing.
Salad isn’t that exciting. I mean seriously, it just isn’t. Not compared to chocolate or avocado or pasta or bread or cheese of any kind. Buuuuuut sometimes (errr…all the time) you need a good salad recipe to fall back on, because believe it or not, we NEED salad in between all of those other delicious foods.
That, plus the fact that it’s been five months since I’ve posted a salad recipe—it was about time.
On an entirely different note, can someone please explain to me why I feel the need to buy a $7 juice every time I go into Whole Foods? In my defense, I only go to WF once a week, but still. WHYYYYY. It’s like the refrigerator is saying, “Look at all the cool new flavors and brands…there’s even a few on sale for $6 (!!!)…you should try one or maybe even two before the sale ends.” <—I’m not kidding that’s what I hear in my head every time I walk past cold pressed juice. It’s truly a blessing and a curse. Are you like that with anything? Certain foods or a certain store?
I definitely used to be that way with most retail stores, but nowadays I’m all about the FOOD, i.e. coffee shops and juice bars and dessert shops—they get me every time! You know what else gets me? A good lunch salad.
I KNOW salads are acceptable for lunch or dinner, but I’m absolutely a lunch salad gal. This recipe inspiration came about when a craving for tzatziki sauce struck. Could I have just made the sauce, eaten it and not told you about it? Yes, but why would I do that? I try to make a recipe out of my cravings every chance I get.
Though I rarely make or order wedge salads (come to think of it, I’m not sure why…), there’s something about having to use a fork and knife to cut a salad that makes them seem more…filling. More like a full meal rather than an appetizer or starter salad. No? I’m guessing it’s purely psychological, but that’s how I felt while eating this. The fact that it was covered in a yogurt-based dressing didn’t hurt either! …and topped with tomatoes, onion and FETA. Ohhhh feta. Give me all the feta.
You’re craving feta now, aren’t you? Guess you’ll just have to make this Greek wedge salad!
Greek Wedge Salad with Tzatziki DressingPrint Rate
- 1 head of lettuce
- 1/2 cup tomatoes diced (I used cherry tomatoes, but any will work)
- 1/4 cup red onion diced
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- Tzatziki dressing:
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup cucumber
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tsp fresh dill
- 2 mint leaves
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Slice head of lettuce in half and then slices both halves in half, creating 4 separate wedges.
- Top salads with tomatoes, onion and feta cheese.
- For the dressing: Pour yogurt into a bowl and set aside. Place garlic, cucumber, lemon, dill, and mint in a blender and pulse to combine. Pour that mixture overtop of the yogurt and then stir together with a spoon.
- Top wedge salads with the dressing, additional feta cheese and salt and pepper.
Q: Is there a specific or certain type of store that you can’t walk by and NOT go into? How often do you eat salads?